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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Palermo

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#3 of 128 in Historic Sites in Palermo
Church · Tourist Spot
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Overlooking the Piazza Bellini, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio is a church famous for its 12th-century Byzantine gold mosaics. One of the most notable mosaics is on the domed roof, with Christ looking down from the middle. Also check out the colorful frescoes with various religious figures and scenes. The exterior architecture makes for great photos. With our online itinerary creator, Palermo attractions like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • This beautiful church is something to put on your itinerary when in Palermo. It is centrally located and can easily be included in a walk around the city. The decoration inside is really beautiful. 
    This beautiful church is something to put on your itinerary when in Palermo. It is centrally located and can easily be included in a walk around the city. The decoration inside is really beautiful.  more »
  • This is a small church that only allows a few people in at a time. It has its charm and is a nice complement to the two other churches in the square. 
    This is a small church that only allows a few people in at a time. It has its charm and is a nice complement to the two other churches in the square.  more »
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  • Same story as the church next to it. Paying for visiting a church is dirty even according to Christianity. I managed to take a picture from the entrance. Huge queue for paying?! This is not a museum, please note this. There are 1000 museums in Palermo, but this is a church. As such it must be free of charge for anyone wanting to visit it.
  • Visited this place today. We paid 2.5€ for entrance, but it was 2x2 room with literary nothing to see. It is fraud. The thing is they cover entrance with curtain, so you can not see for what you pay until you actually pay and come inside. It is on the right upstairs. Do not go there. It appeared it is not main church, we did not know that and no one told us.

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