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Tickets for Cloister of Monreale

A calm sanctuary of marble carvings in the north of Sicily

 
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Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted
COVID-19 update
Due to the developments in the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended our cancellation policy.

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover one of Sicily's best-kept secrets at the beautiful Cloister of Monreale
  • Marvel at the intricate mosaics in the cloister's 228 columns and stunning palm tree-shaped fountain
  • Get a bird's-eye view of the cloister from the cathedral's roof terrace

Description

Unearth a hidden gem of Norman architecture at the Cloister of Monreale in northern Sicily. Explore the art and architecture of this secret Benedictine garden, and get the inside scoop with help of an optional audio guide.

The Cathedral of Monreale is one of the best surviving relics of Norman architecture in Italy.

Its highlight is the hidden oasis of its cloister, surrounded by no less than 228 dazzlingly carved columns. Learn all about their intricate ornamentation from the optional audio guide.

The centerpiece of the cloister is the stylised palm tree fountain. The monks use the fountain to wash their hands before entering the refectory. Pigeons use it to cool their feathers, and you'll no doubt use it as a photo subject.

Ticket

What's included

Entrance for the Cloister of Monreale
Audio guide for the Cloister on Monreale in five languages (if selected)
Entrance to the Cathedral (entrance is free)
Temporary exhibition (if available)

What's not included

Entrance to the Cappella Roano

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket

Instructions

Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket and collect your audio guide (if selected) at the box office.

Venue

Opening hours

Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed

How to get there

Cathedral of Monreale
Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046, Monreale
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Ratings & reviews

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Aug 27, 2019
Do this. It's amazing
Aug 23, 2019
Cloister is nice, not comparable though with the interior of th church...
Nov 12, 2019
Très beau site, dans un cadre superbe, au milieu des montagnes et surplombant Palerme... Le soleil nous a permis de visiter le cloître dans de très bonnes conditions, d'admirer les magnifiques chapiteaux historiés qui ont eu ma faveur de photographe... A recommander absolument !

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