Palermo is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Palermo one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Palermo is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Palermo or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Palermo. Explore the historical monuments of Palermo with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Palermo guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Palermo page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Palermo landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of 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 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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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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Piazza Marina, 61, 90133 Palermo, Italy
09:00 am - 06:30 pm
Built in early 14th century, this was a home and fortress to Chiaromonte family. The place went under a renovation and second floor was added. The wooden ceiling has decorated beams has mythological stories and biblical episodes depicted in chivalric cycle.
It is named as a medieval encyclopedia and was a palace belonging to Aragonese and Spanish.
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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...