Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Palermo is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Palermo a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Palermo.
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90040 Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
This is an architectural complex dedicated to Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo. The church was erected in early 12th century and has been restored, renovated and modified several times by several styles which makes it a versatile structure defined by various cultures.
With the additions to the original structure of Walter Ophamil by world reno...
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Piazza Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Italy
If you want to explore the place where the final scene of the movie Godfather was shot, you have to visit Teatro Massimo. Dedicated to king Emanuel 2, this is the largest theatre in Italy and third largest in Europe. Renowned for its perfect acoustics, this theatre was constructed in late 19th century and is inspired by Sicilian architecture. The e...
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Piazza Cappuccini, 1, Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
‘Catacombs of the Capuchins’- the one of its kind museum of Mummies and has a strange but unique charm that makes it one of the most visited places in Palermo. Initially only the monks were availed the facility to be preserved after death but later, it became a status symbol for the local lords and rich society to be preserved for...
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 32, 90015 Cefalu Palermo, Italy
09:15 am - 07:00 pm
Built in Romanesque style and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, this Chiesa della Martorana in Palermo dates from 1143 and is famed for its spectacular mosaics. The official name for La Martorana is Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio which means St. Mary of the Admiral.
The facade and the interiors have undergone several changes in past 10 centuries but...
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Region government & services, Via Alloro, 4, Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This classic square is an example of gothic architectural style combined with the Catalan style. It was the residence of Francesco Abatellis (or Patella), port master of the Kingdom of Sicily. After the death of him and his family, it was converted into a female monastery. With several modifications to make it apt, a church and later a chapel were ...
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Piazza Indipendenza, 1, 90129 Palermo, Italy
08:15 am - 05:00 pm
Built in the 12th century by William II, this Norman castle is famed to be one of the most superlative Arab-Norman structures around the globe. Worth admiring for the visitors are the magnificent Mosaics, Roof done in wood which is designed and painted intricately, marble work and other remains of the Catalan times.
Today, it stands as the regional parliament of Sicily.
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Via Giacomo Matteotti, 20, 90015 Cefalu Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 07:30 pm
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 ...
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Via Valverde, 3, Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
This Oratory is dedicated to Virgin of Rosary. It was constructed in 16th century to embark the gratitude for the Virgin’s help at the Battle of Lepanto fought against the Turks. The walls of the Oratory depict the famous battle and also various scenes from New Testament. The mother of pearl benches is also worth observing. The neighboring ch...
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Via dei Bambinai, 18, 90133 Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Founded in the late 16th century is this Oratory of the Rosary of St. Dominic that flaunts itself in the colorful Vucciria. Various artists have left a legacy of their works in the construction of this structure and flashes Serpotta’s artistic flavor that enchants visitors for years. The extensive use of marble and polychrome and the themes t...
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Via Sant'Anna, 21, 90133 Palermo, Italy
09:30 am - 06:30 pm
The Gallery of Modern Art Empedocles Restivo is a museum of ' modern art located in Via Sant'Anna, in the district Kalsa the historic center of Palermo.
The museum complex consists of two buildings joined in historical times: the former convent of the Franciscan Church of St. Anne Mercy, of Baroque style and the adjoining Catalan Gothic Palazzo Bon...
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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 365, 90134 Palermo, Italy
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Palazzo Riso, or RISO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia (RISO, Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily also known as Palazzo Belmonte Riso), is a regional contemporary art museum located in the ancient Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo, Italy.
This classic architectural piece was designed by architect Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia in the l...