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Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral

Palermo Cathedral

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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 90040 Palermo PA, Italy
+39 091 334373
http://www.cattedrale.palermo.it/
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Palermo Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo, on the island of Sicily. As an architectural complex, it is characterized by the presence of different styles, ... Read more
due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century. It was originally built in 1185.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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I almost didn't make it here as it was raining on the day I planned to go, but I am so glad it did. The design and sheer size of this was breathtaking. Go before 2pm if you want to access the roof.

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Palermo Cathedral is definitely worth a visit. There are several parts you can visit besides the church itself including the crypt and the roof. I only had time to visit the roof (5€, the other stuff is 2€) and, boy, was it impressive! This is the Top of the Rock for Palermo's Centro Storico. Entry into the museum is free.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA
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The Cathedral is a chimera of architectural styles. From the outside it looks something like a fortress with battlements fringing the upper areas. There's also a grand dome and maybe the only clock I've ever seen on the side of a church. The courtyard is studded with statues of popes. The interior is less interesting with classic baroque frescoes of scenery and biblical stories along the walls.

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Sydney, Australia

This cathedral is deserving of a visit, the architecture alone should take a few minutes to digest. There are many different styles to be noticed throughout the cathedral and for me it is rather unique and memorable. The grounds are well kept and you can see locals walking around the paths or sitting on the outer walls.

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Must see place

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Verona, Italy

The nicest side is the external façade

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Stunning

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