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Monreale Duomo - Palermo - Reviews of Monreale Duomo - TripAdvisor
Only a public bus ride from Palermo, this cathedral is breathtaking. 55,000 sq.ft. of gold tile mosaics cover the ceilings. Even though many of the churches in Palermo offer beautiful art ...
Monreale - Palermo Travel Guide - VirtualTourist.com
tm. You may be able to notice Monreale's and Palermo's Cathedral are one the opposite of the other: while in Palermo the exteriors are incredibly decorated and the interiors are poor, in Monreale you will notice the opposite priority. The fact is explained by the distinct task of the two cities: Pal...
Out of Palermo - Monreale- Palermo, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
Monreale was a revelation! If football hadnít brought us to Palermo I donít think we would ever have visited this place, and I confess I hadnít heard of it prior to our visit. Yet it has the most amazing cathedral Ė when our taxi driver claimed it as the most beautiful in the world he may have had a...
iExplore Community: Monreale and its Duomo - Palermo, Italy
Once inside my eyes were drawn to the beautiful wooden sculptured ceiling and right in front above the altar a mosaic of Christ Pancreator flanked by angels and saints. When I was used to the semi-darkness I saw a galaxy of colourful mosaics against a golden background. They were made by Greek and B...
Monreale - Encyclopedia.com
Monreale , town (1991 pop. 26,256), NW Sicily, Italy, near Palermo. An agricultural market and tourist center, it commands a magnificent view of the fertile Conca d'Oro plain. A famous cathedral, one of the masterpieces of Norman-Sicilian architecture, was begun there (1174) by William II of Sicily....
Monreale, Castellaccio, San Martino - Best of Sicily
The masterpiece and key representation of the whole cycle is the domineeringly majestic Christ Pantocrator (All Powerful) located on the central apse over the main altar. The entire image is 13 meters across and seven meters high. Beneath the stupendous portrait of Jesus is a mosaic of the Mother of...
Annexed to the Duomo are a square cloister, surrounded by a hundred and fourteen pairs of columns, and an old Benedictine convent, also the home of the Civic Gallery of Modern Art. To complete the visit of Monreale, see the church of the Collegiate, founded in the 17th century but considerably alter...