Sicily Sights


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

Published 05/03/2016

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. It's possible to visit the cathedral's roof for some fabulous city views for a €5 fee from Monday to Saturday every half hour 10–4:30, or with a night visit on scheduled Saturdays between April and October.

Sight Information


Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Capo, Sicily, 90134, Italy

Map It



Sight Details:

  • Free. €7 for treasury, crypt, royal tombs, and roof visit; €3 for treasury, crypt, and tombs; €5 for roof visit only.
  • Cathedral: Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5:30; Nov.–Feb., daily 9:30–1. Treasury, crypt, and royal tombs: weekdays 9:30–1:30 and 2:30–5:30. Roof night visits: certain Sat. in Apr.–Oct., 9 pm–midnight (last entrance at 11:30 pm); check website for exact dates.

Published 05/03/2016


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in Sicily

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.