Monreale: Guided tour of Cathedral, Monastery and Mosaics

Monreale: Guided tour of Cathedral, Monastery and Mosaics

From US$ 230.52 per group up to 45

Take a guided tour of Monreale, a town located just 5 kilometers from Palermo. It's famous all over the world for the golden mosaics in its cathedral and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage monument. You'll also see the 12th-century monastery and cloisters.

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Duration 2 hours
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Highlights
  • Discover the stunning golden mosaics of Monreale cathedral
  • Visit the 12th-century Benedictine monastery
  • Enjoy the viewpoint overlooking the "Conca d'oro" valley
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You'll take a guided tour of Monreale, which is just 5 kilometers from Palermo, at 310 meters above sea level on the hill of Mount Caputo. The visit will start from the cathedral, the symbol of the town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage monument in 2012. The cathedral is undoubtedly an architectural masterpiece of the 12th-century, in which different styles are linked together: the architecture of northern Europe, Romanesque art and Arabic art. Outside, it is richly decorated by two bronze doors, the first from Bonanno da Pisa and the second by Barisano di Trani, who also sculpted the doors of the cathedrals of Ravello and Trani. The interior is illuminated by magnificent gold mosaics that culminate in the Christ Pantocrator in the apsidal basin as the highest expression of figurative art. Your tour continues with the visit to the ancient Benedictine monastery and cloister, which flank the cathedral, and a look at the beautiful sight overlooking the valley and the golden basin of orange and citrus groves.
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  • Licensed guide
  • Cloister ticket
  • Food
  • Transportation/pickup - drop-off

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Piazza Guglielmo II suare (Monreale cathedral entrance)

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August 12, 2021

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