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Cattedrale

  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele Map It
  • Capo
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 04/11/2014

Fodor's Review

This church is a lesson in Palermitano eclecticism—originally Norman (1182), then Catalan Gothic (14th to 15th century), then fitted out with a Baroque and Neoclassical interior (18th century). Its turrets, towers, dome, and arches come together in the kind of meeting of diverse elements that King Roger II (1095–1154), whose tomb is inside along with that of Frederick II, fostered during his reign. The back of the apse is gracefully decorated with interlacing Arab

arches inlaid with limestone and black volcanic tufa.

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Sight Information

Address:

Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, 90134, Italy

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Phone:

091-334373

Sight Details:

  • Free. €3 for treasury, crypt, and royal tombs
  • Daily 7–7 for cathedral; 9–1:30 for treasury, crypt, and royal tombs

Updated 04/11/2014

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