Cattedrale di Monreale World Heritage Site

Church in Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy

Cathedral of Monreale
Monreale Cathedral exterior BW 2012-10-09 10-23-10.jpg
Façade of the cathedral.
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
ProvinceArchdiocese of Monreale
RiteRoman
Location
LocationMonreale, Italy 38°04′54.69″N 13°17′31.44″E (Mappa)
Geographic coordinates38°04′54.69″N 13°17′31.44″E / 38.0818583°N 13.2920667°E / 38.0818583; 13.2920667Coordinates: 38°04′54.69″N 13°17′31.44″E / 38.0818583°N 13.2920667°E / 38.0818583; 13.2920667
Architecture
StyleNorman, Arab, Byzantine, Renaissance, Baroque
Groundbreaking1172
Completed1267
Official name: Arab-norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale
TypeArchitectural
Criteriaii, iv
Designated2015 (39th session)
Reference no.1487
State Party Italy
RegionEurope and North America

The Cathedral of Monreale (Italian: Duomo di Monreale) is a church in Monreale, Metropolitan City of Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. One of the greatest existent examples of Norman architecture, it was begun in 1174 by William II of Sicily. In 1182 the church, dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, was, by a bull of Pope Lucius III, elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. Since 2015 it is part of the Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale UNESCO Heritage site.

The church is a national monument of Italy and one of the most important attractions of Sicily. Its size is 102 meters long and 40 meters wide.


Nearby Places

  • Catacombe dei Cappuccini
  • Province of Palermo

    Place in Sicilia, Italy

  • Teatro Massimo
  • Church of San Cataldo
  • Cuba Palace
  • San Giuseppe dei Teatini
  • Zisa, Palermo

    Castle in Palermo, Sicily, Italy

  • Palazzo dei Normanni

    Palace in Palermo, Italy

  • Monreale Cathedral

    Church in Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy

  • Cappella Palatina

    Royal chapel in Palermo, Sicily

Explore nearby popular places

Cattedrale di Monreale

Share this page