Tickets for Complex of the Abbey of Monreale

Explore the main place of Catholic worship in Palermo

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Overview
Opening hours
Cathedral
Today:  08:30 - 16:30
Tomorrow:  Closed
Monday:  08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday:  08:30 - 16:30
Thursday:  08:30 - 16:30
Friday:  08:30 - 16:30
Cloister
Today:  09:00 - 19:00
Tomorrow:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 19:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 19:00
Friday:  09:00 - 19:00
Cappella Roano
Today:  09:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  Closed
Monday:  09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday:  09:00 - 17:00
Thursday:  09:00 - 17:00
Friday:  09:00 - 17:00
Duration
Audio guide: 35 minutes
Highlights
  • See the jaw-dropping Byzantine mosaics in the amazing interior, religious iconography, decorations inspired by the Old and New Testament
  • See the asymmetrical columns, each topped by a floral capital
  • Get an optional audio guide for the unique history of a building founded in 1174 by the Norman King William II
Description

High on UNESCO's World Heritage List, this pretty cathedral in Palermo is the most beautiful Norman church in Sicily. Explore it with an optional audio guide, see mosaics and motifs from the 10th century, and even head into the cloisters!

The optional audio guide for this tour of the Cloister of Monreale is packed with historical facts and info. Tune in, step inside and marvel at the unique interior of a building founded in 1174 by the Norman King William II.

You can almost feel the history in the walls!

Then head into the cloister, which belongs to the Benedictine Abbey of S. Maria Nuova, and explore religious iconography, medieval animals, and scenes from the Old and New Testament.

Note the asymmetrical columns, each topped with a floral capital. Those Normans knew how to add a flourish!

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What's included
Access to the Cathedral of Monreale
Access to the Cloister of Monreale
Access to the Cappella Roano
Access to the Cathedral Terraces
Audio guide for the Cloister in 5 languages (if selected)
Access to the temporary exhibition (if available)
Instructions
  • Swap your smartphone voucher for a paper ticket at the box office
  • Audio guides can be collected up to 2 hours before closing
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Cathedral of Monreale
Piazza Guglielmo II 1, Monreale, 90046, Sicily
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Audio guide
For the Cloister: available in English, Italian, French, Spanish, and German
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