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If you visited just this one, it was worth your entire trip to Palermo

I'm not an expert in art or in religion. I just stayed inside this cathedral and held my breath... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
ysl239
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Riviera Beach, Florida
A "Must" located in the Heart of Palermo.

Santa Caterina is a fantastic example of Sicilian Baroque, the building predates that period... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony H
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm not an expert in art or in religion. I just stayed inside this cathedral and held my breath. Worth a visit.

Thank ysl239
Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Caterina is a fantastic example of Sicilian Baroque, the building predates that period, however. The interior is just breathtaking, Just to the right of the transept is a not to missed statue of Santa Caterina sculpted by Antonello Gagini in 1534.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The tour of the church was lovely, but we are writing this review to make travellers aware of the tour of the back areas of the building, including the ascent to the tower. Access to the church is from Piazza Bellini, and therefore this remarkable...More

Thank Irene D
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Interesting mix of renaissance, baroque, and rococo styles that work well together. Very pretty and worth the €3 entrance. With your ticket you get a €1 discount at Church of Santa Maria dell' Ammiraglio

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

when you go there is a ticket that they offer you with all the main churches on it - take it There are many churches all different all well worth visiting they are beautiful This one is stunning - over the top but awe inspiring

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The level of detail for all the decorative work inside this church is captivating. The 3 euros would be worth it with some more info.

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

There are so many beautiful churches in Palermo, but this one is a don’t miss. No admission and photography is permitted

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

This really is a stunning over the top church with great art work. It really takes your breath away when you first see it. Take time to sit down and look around at the details in the artwork. Enjoy.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Baroque is not really my thing, but the quality of worksmanship in this vast church is stunning. Very interesting to see all the grilles associated with the church associated with an order of nuns.

Thank pjg3
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Visited this church recently and was amazed at the pure baroqueness of the decoration. It has an interesting history (read your guide book!) and really merits close scrutiny.

Thank Bob T
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