Duomo di Cefalu, Cefalu

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Built after a vow made by the King of Sicily Roger II, Duomo di Cefalu is a Roman Catholic cathedral constructed in the Norman style. The basilica's fortress-like appearance looms over the medieval town, heralding the powerful presence of the Normans and the city's vulnerability to attack by sea. Pass through a large terraced parvise, or enclosed porch, that was once a cemetery with earth imported from Jerusalem. The spires of the two Norman towers on the cathedral's facade don't match. One symbolizes the papal authority, and the other is a symbol of royal authority. Michele Canzoneri designed the modern, abstract stained-glass windows in 1985. With our international travel planner, Cefalu attractions like Duomo di Cefalu can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Cathedral was from outside reasonably simple, inside too, but beautiful mosaic on altar. A kind of copy of Haga Sofia. Outside on the square was cozy.
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  • Wonderful cathedral, to see, visit, even several times! really rich and beautiful! Want to dig deeper? TO AVOID!! The tour of the towers (5th to adult) becomes a spiral staircase, passage by internal corridor and descent by staircase in the other tower. No business!! Viewed only from the south tower, secured with medium-end mesh mesh, so the photographs are not able to be made and you have a partial panoramic view. the pantocrator christ is seen laterally from just ahead of the rest of the audience. So you can see that sideways are posted pieces of scotch-like cloth for a ptesumifiable restoration. Light off (found instead, by fall, at the end of a marriage. A whole other show. !) Add to that the puffs and the "threat" of the cashier "then I can't make you tickets" since he didn't have to change 50 euros and he didn't want to believe we didn't have smaller ones. In conclusion, the 5th ahead does not include the possibility to take advantage of the toilet: if you need, turnedstile and 50cent to pay.
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  • Beautiful. Peaceful. Very special. The square comes alive at night with live music and dancing. Very memorable. I loved it. Great friendly atmosphere.
  • Wonderful monument characterized by the Romanesque style with Byzantine traits. The position and its imposition at the mountains are a charming atmosphere. I would have liked the opportunity to evening at least during the weekend.
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