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“Visit together with La Martorana.”

Church of San Cataldo
Ranked #36 of 473 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.
Reviewed 7 August 2018

No worth it as a destination in itself but worth it of you are visiting La Martorana next door. It's interesting to see an undecorated Arab Norman church and compare with the amazing mosaic of the the other Arab Norman churches.

Thank Ozless
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"red domes"
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"la martorana"
in 15 reviews
"norman architecture"
in 10 reviews
"holy sepulchre"
in 5 reviews
"mosaic floors"
in 3 reviews
"arab influence"
in 3 reviews
"nineteenth century"
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"special atmosphere"
in 2 reviews
"small chapel"
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"beautiful interior"
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"piazza pretoria"
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"quattro canti"
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"simplicity"
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"knights"
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"jerusalem"
in 6 reviews
"style"
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"austere"
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Stumbled upon this when looking for something else. It's beautiful in a very simple way. Calm, and quiet. Loved it.

Thank RuthieMead
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

It feels wrong to give such an old (built 1154) example of Arab-Norman architecture just two stars, but there is just not a lot to see in here. Especially after you see possibly the greatest artwork on earth in the mosaics found next door at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Plus, when you buy a ticket which includes seeing 13 churches in and around Palermo, you have to pay extra to get into San Cataldo. This little church with three domes should be free. The floor mosaic is cool, Arab influence, other than that you'll be in and out of here in 5 minutes. To me, it's not worth the extra money.

Thank Steveage
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

If you want to visit Palermo, you should visit this Church. With a iconic style, not much bigger, but very beautiful for sure!

Thank alexandramguedes
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The church is located up stairs from the piazza. For £1.50 if you have other tickets it is not a bad place to see if you like mosaic floors but not much else.

Thank Adam C
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