Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo

Cattedrale di Palermo was erected in 1185 to replace a ninth-century mosque. Explore the church and observe the different styles--attributed to a long history of additions, alterations, and restorations--that characterize the building. Look for the column with the Quran verse carved on it, a remnant from the mosque, and admire the 13th-century mosaic of the Madonna. The Sacrament chapel is adorned with precious stones and lapis lazuli. You can visit the tombs of several important figures who have been laid to rest here, including Emperor Henry VI, Peter II of Sicily, and Constance of Aragon. Head to the roof for views of the city. Guided tours are available. See Cattedrale di Palermo and all Palermo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Palermo online journey planner.
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  • we are walking in the city center and we asked information's to reach the place. It was easy and and it was wonderful when we entered the church. Its full of history as the entire city. An experience....  more »
  • Another great building in Palermo, showing its unique history and influences. The outside doesn't prepare you for inside. The medaeval façade was kept but it was renovated to a later style inside...  more »
  • Very nice and beautiful spot. Definitely worth a visit. We visited this site more than once. Beautiful beautiful place, the kids can run around, awesome atmosphere and a great place to grab a drink, chill and enjoy life. This spot really shows the historical and impressive Italian art. Would recommend that you go check out this spot!
  • It might be the best case to talk about architectural style. The mixed if Gothic, Baroque and even Islamic. No one can drive the style of Sicily because the Sicilian are free birds!

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