Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 2), Palermo

Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 2), Palermo

Religion is central to the culture of Italy. Thus, the city of Palermo features a wide variety of religious institutions including churches, cathedrals, and temples. Journey down the part two of Palermo's religious buildings tour and enjoy the sights.
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Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 2) Map

Guide Name: Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 2)
Guide Location: Italy » Palermo (See other walking tours in Palermo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Author: Lilly
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Cathedral of Palermo

1) Cathedral of Palermo (must see)

The Cathedral of Palermo is an architectural complex, characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century. The church was erected in 1185 by Walter Ophamil (or Walter of the Mill), the Anglo-Norman archbishop of Palermo and King William II's minister, on the area of an earlier Byzantine basilica. The upper orders of the corner towers were built between the 14th and the 15th...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale Ss Salvatore‎

2) Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale Ss Salvatore‎

The building of Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale Ss Salvatore‎ was designed in an oval form and today stands on the very location where the Norman church once stood. Chiesa Cattolica Parrocchiale Ss Salvatore was designed at the end of 600 AD by architect Paolo...   view more
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Chiesa del Gesù

3) Chiesa del Gesù (must see)

The Church of the Gesu, or Casa Professa, is one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo and the interior of Sicily. The Jesuits arrive in Palermo in 1549 and in the late 16th century began building a church adjacent to their mother house, to plans by the Jesuit architect Giovanni Tristano. At first it was formed of a single nave with large transepts and several side chapels but at the start of the 17th century, to make the church more grandiose as was typical of Jesuit architecture,...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Chiese Cattoliche Parrocchiali S. Nicolo' Da Tolentino

4) Chiese Cattoliche Parrocchiali S. Nicolo' Da Tolentino

Chiese Cattoliche Parrocchiali S. Nicolo' Da Tolentino is situated in the very heart of Palermo's historic center. The cattoliche served as a shelter for poor priests for numerous centuries; since 1866 it has been used as the provisional seat for many other institutions including Chamber of Commerce and Notarial...   view more
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San Cataldo Church

5) San Cataldo Church (must see)

San Cataldo is a church linked to the Santa Maria dell' Ammiraglio church. It was founded in 1160 and is a bright example of Norman architecture. It served as a post office during the 18th century, but now it is restored and ready for religious...   view more
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La Martorana

6) La Martorana (must see)

La Martorana or Santa Maria dell' Ammiraglio is a chapel located in Piazza Bellini. It was built in 1143 and is known for its amazing gold Byzantium mosaics. This is probably one of the most beautiful churches in Palermo, having an exterior that displays Norman architecture, Gothic towers and Baroque...   view more
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Chiesa di Sant'Anna la Misericordia

7) Chiesa di Sant'Anna la Misericordia

Chiesa di Sant'Anna la Misericordia was designed by Mariano Smiriglio and erected in a late Renaissance style (built in 1639). Unfortunately, the church was severely damaged by an earthquake in the year 1726. The facade has since been renovated by architect Giovanni Biagio...   view more
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Chiesa di Ss. Trinità alla Magione

8) Chiesa di Ss. Trinità alla Magione

It's estimated that Chiesa di Ss. Trinità alla Magione was founded between the years 1190 and 1193 at the initiative of Matthew Aielo. According to some scholars, Chiesa di Ss. Trinità alla Magione was the last of the Magione churches built during the Norman Hauteville...   view more

Walking Tours in Palermo, Italy

Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 1)

Palermo Religious Buildings (Part 1)

Religion has always played an important role in the lives of the Italian people. Thus, it is little wonder that the great city of Palermo features a plethora of churches, cathedrals, and temples. Here is the first part of Palermo's religious buildings walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Palermo is one of the most famous and well visited cities in Italy. Located in the north of the Sicilian Isle and directly on the shore of the Mediterranean, the city is magnificently designed and constructed. Here you will find a plethora of architectural masterpieces such as old churches, governmental buildings, and various monuments. Follow this orientation walk to explore the best attractions of Palermo.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Palermo Daily Life

Palermo Daily Life

A daily walk around Palermo, especially on the first day visiting, will surely raise your excitement and eagerness to learn more about this fantastic wonderland. Rarely will one find a town with such a culture, history, and architecture as Palermo.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Entertainment for Children in Palermo

Entertainment for Children in Palermo

Palermo is incredibly friendly to children and boasts a plethora of entertainment options for kids. So if you are looking for a fun day out in the sun with the family, check out the wide number of Palermo's entertainment options for the young ones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Palermo Museums and Art Galleries

Palermo Museums and Art Galleries

The Museums and the Art Galleries of Palermo are brilliant venues that adequately conserve the rich and beautiful history of this fine city. Wander through the streets of Palermo, venture into these museums and art galleries, and discover the cultural heritage of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
The Palaces of Palermo

The Palaces of Palermo

The palaces of Palermo were and still are a fine manifestation of the historical life of the Palermo region. Amazingly, some of these great palaces still stand while have struggled to retain their original form from centuries earlier. The story of each palace is a terrific visual behind Palermo's rich cultural heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km