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25 reviews of Palermo Cathedral

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Beauty and power

With its variety of architectural styles, the Cathedral of Palermo evokes a strong oriental feel, mainly due to its courtyard full of palm trees. Construction began in 1184 on the orders of the archbishop of Palermo, Gualterio Offamilio, who wanted to compete with the beauty and power of the Cathedral of Monreale. It has been renovated over time and splendid improvements like the portico of 3 arches (a Catalan influence) have been added. Is prettier on the outside than on the inside, which is quite sober. It is located in a very beautiful place where we were lucky enough to see the wedding of an

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Cathedral and Archbishop's Palace

Located in the southern part of the city, this large, beautiful square is one of the most visited parts of Palermo, as here you'll find the cathedral and the archbishop's palace (now a museum). This spacious forecourt was built by Archbishop Simone di Bologna in 1452. It is enclosed by a stone balustrade decorated with imposing statues. It was made in 1761. In this square is the main entrance to the Cathedral, through magnificent Gothic arches built by Antonio Catalan Gambara in 1426. In front of the entrance, you can see gardens and the statue of Santa Rosalia, located in the centre of the square.

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valentina d'acquisto

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Angel Oso

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Rocío De Castro Kim

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Antonio Navarro Gonzalo

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Manuela Impallari

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Ssalvatore De Luca

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