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Church of San Cataldo

Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 616 1692
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There is nothing inside

It costs to come in, inside it is small and there is nothing there. Some story/guide or any point... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lana V
Simple, and beautiful

Less show off than its neighbor, San Cataldo is a beauty of simplicity and architecture - both... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pametnic0
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This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“red domes” (14 reviews)
“la martorana” (14 reviews)
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Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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"red domes"
in 14 reviews
"la martorana"
in 14 reviews
"holy sepulchre"
in 5 reviews
"norman architecture"
in 9 reviews
"santa maria"
in 7 reviews
"arab influence"
in 3 reviews
"small chapel"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful interior"
in 2 reviews
"piazza pretoria"
in 3 reviews
"quattro canti"
in 3 reviews
"simplicity"
in 13 reviews
"knights"
in 8 reviews
"jerusalem"
in 6 reviews
"style"
in 13 reviews
"crucifix"
in 2 reviews
"bling"
in 2 reviews
"contrast"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It costs to come in, inside it is small and there is nothing there. Some story/guide or any point of interest would be fair. Whatever info is there is outside as well. Felt completely deceived when stepped inside the entrance curtain. As support for maintenance,...More

Thank Lana V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Less show off than its neighbor, San Cataldo is a beauty of simplicity and architecture - both inside and outside. Discount if you buy the 'multi-church' pass

Thank pametnic0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting outside, with the red domes on top, inside it is bare, except for the ornate floor. Next door to the contrasting Byzantine-Norman Martorana Church.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see in Palermo. Is a special church with an interesting story and atmosphere inside, very simple and very impressive.

Thank Elena P
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

A Must See in Palermo. The unique architecture and interior decoration creates a very Special Atmosphere. Centrally lockten next to Quattro Canti, it is easy to reach by foot and located Next to a charming Piazza.

Thank Ulrike W
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Not such a big church but worth popping in for 15 minutes, next to bigger church, but the age of this one is what makes it special

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

A small square church of 12th C, built in Arab/Norman style. We appreciated the simple, beautiful interior of the church, which matches the outside facade.

Thank Moses H
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

The setting and history suggest this is worth visiting. Look from the outside the inside is disappointing. Really interesting town along side.. but don’t know what it is.

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Beautiful Arab-Norman building though the charged 2.5 Euro to get in and there is nothing really to see in the interior. I thought the free view from outside of this church next to the Santa Maria was more beautiful.

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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We saw a tiny church with a lot of works in progress. So it doesn't worth the extra you have to pay. The church Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio is beautiful and you don't need to pay more. Enjoy just the exterior !

Thank Sophie B
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