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This cathedral was started in 1185 by the norman archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. You can visit the Royal and Imperial tomb of Frederik the II, the urn with the relics of the patron Saint of Palermo Santa Rosalia, plus a treasury with a precious...more
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A must see when visiting Palermo. The inside of the cathedral but for sure the walk up the roof to see the panoramic view over the city. The cathedral is the outcome of a mixture of different roman, Norman, gothic, arabic and baroc architecture.
The cathedral is one of the first things to do when you visit Palermo! The exterior is very impressive and it is influenced by Arabs,Spanish and Byzantines who consequently has occupied Palermo in the past. Inside it looks like a typical renaissance architecture and it...More
The architecture of the place is outstanding and the garden beautiful. However, the price to visit this place is too high related to what it offers. There isn't even a caffe where you can sit and relax.
Beautiful exterior, but don’t expect the same feeling of amazement when you enter because the interior has a neo-classical design. If you want to see breath-taking interior art, go to Monreale Cathedral, which is the opposite of Palermo Cathedral.