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  • Address: Piazza del Duomo, Cefalù, Sicily 90015, Italy
  • Hours: April-September: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; October-March: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: Free, though there is a small charge to visit the cloister

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Cefalù Cathedral (Duomo) Tours

Though the giant, craggy La Rocca may dominate the Cefalù skyline, the Cefalù Cathedral competes for that attention. The Norman-style church was constructed starting in 1131, prompted — according to legend — by Roger II, who, during a shipwreck at sea, promised God that if he survived, that he’d construct a church right in this very place. Today’s cathedral is noted for its fortress-like exterior, and for its interior mosaics, particularly the lavish Christ Pantokrator mosaic.

The grand mosaic is complemented by a relatively humble interior, which makes the contrast all the more striking. Almost just as important as seeing the inside of the church is experiencing it from the outside from the palm tree-filled plaza. It’s the perfect place to grab pizza, coffee or an ice cream — you might pay a premium for it, but the splendid views and free cathedral-entry more than make up for it.

Practical Info

While entrance is free, there is a couple-euro charge to visit the cloister, whose entrance is located on the side of the cathedral. Also, note that visitors are expected to cover up appropriately.

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