Monreale Norman Cathedral, Palermo
About Monreale Norman Cathedral, Palermo
Monreale Norman Cathedral, Palermo - Address, Phone Number
Address: Via Giacomo Matteotti, 20, 90015 Cefalu Palermo, Italy
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:30 pm Details
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A classic Norman building in the province of Sicily, this place is famous for its golden Mosaics. Constructed in the 12th century as an extension to the royal complex of Palermo, Monreale Norman Cathedral is a grand display of art and culture of Palermo. Because of the diversity of the craftsmen included in the construction, the cathedral displays a blend of Sicilian and Byzantine art resulting into an east meets west fusion style.
Worth observing features of the cathedral are:
- Marble and Tufa exterior arc
- Two sets of Romanesque bronze doors
- The 68220 square feet of golden Mosaics
- Magnificent portrait of Christ Pantocrator ("Ruler of All")
- Cappella del Crocifisso- the interior
- The cathedral treasury
- The cloister
Make it a point to visit the roof terraces of the cathedral that offer a panoramic view of the city
Monreale Norman Cathedral Information
- Do not disturb the peace of the place.
- Do not photograph without permission.
- Modest dressing is recommended.
How To reach Monreale Norman Cathedral by Public Transport
- On foot, bus or metro.
Restaurants Near Monreale Norman Cathedral
- Ristorante Le Chat Noir
- Al Porticciolo
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