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Palermo, Italy

Cathedral of Monreale

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Today: 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
This Week
Monday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Wednesday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Thursday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Friday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday:8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Cost: Free

Stunning Norman Cathedral

This imposing and beautifully adorned duomo was built in 1174 in Monreale, just 10 km from Palermo’s city center. It is a prime example of Norman, Arabic and Byzantine architecture, and is said to be the last (and best) example of this type of structure. The mosaics that make up much of the interior are nothing short of breathtaking for those interested in Medieval art, and they've been very well preserved over the centuries. The square by the duomo is filled with cafés, restaurants, and shops, so you could easily make a day of this activity.

Utrip Tips

*Entrance to the cathedral is free, but the cloisters each require a small entrance fee

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