In Palermo’s historic centre, is one of Italy’s most unique cathedrals.
Built in 1184 by the Normans, Palermo Cathedral (Cattedrale di Palermo) is an example of the Arab-Norman architectural style. It was built on the site of a Muslim Mosque which had previously replaced a Christian chapel.
Inside the arched entrance of the cathedral, you’ll find the tombs of Sicily’s greatest rulers and royalty. Jewels and religious relics, including the gem-encrusted crown of Constance of Aragon, are kept in the Treasury. You can climb up to the roof to admire the wonderful view.