35 Sights in Palermo, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Palermo, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 35 sights are available in Palermo, Italy.

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1. Chiesa di San Domenico

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San Domenico is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic church, located on Piazza San Domenico, and located in the ancient quarter of La Loggia, in central Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. Piazza San Domenico opens to Via Roma a few blocks south of the large Palazzo delle Poste, and a few blocks north of Sant'Antonio Abate and Teatro Biondo, is the northern border of the warren of alleys of the Vucciria neighborhood. The church houses the burial monuments of many notable Sicilians, and is known thus as the Pantheon of illustrious Sicilians.

Wikipedia: San Domenico, Palermo (EN)

2. Chiesa di San Giuseppe Cafasso

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San Giorgio in Kemonia, some decades ago renamed as San Giuseppe Cafasso, is a Roman Catholic parish church located on Via dei Benedettini #13 in the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. In 1953, the church was rededicated to Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860), patron saint of prisoners, due to former nearby female prison. The apse of the ancient church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti ends on the right flank of the church. Across the street are a series of building forming the Giovanni di Cristina Children's Hospital.

Wikipedia: San Giorgio in Kemonia (EN)

3. Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti

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Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti dalbera from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

San Giovanni degli Eremiti is an ancient former monastic church located on Via Benedettini #19 in the ancient quarter of Albergaria of the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. It is about two blocks south from the Palazzo dei Normanni, adjacent to the church of San Giorgio in Kemonia. While the interior is virtually devoid of decoration or furnishings, the red Norman-Byzantine domes, the medieval cloister ruins, and garden make this small church a symbol of ancient Palermo.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni degli Eremiti (EN)

4. Colonna dell'Immacolata

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The Colonna dell'Immacolata Concezione is a monumental sculpture, whose centerpiece is a bronze statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception atop a column, erected in 1631 on Piazza San Domenico in Palermo, Sicily. The monument, which stands in front of the church of San Domenico is also referred to as the Colonna di San Domenico or Monumento all'Immacolata. The 18th-century monument falls within the tradition for example, of the guglia or spire monuments common to Naples.

Wikipedia: Colonna dell'Immacolata, Palermo (EN)

5. Chiesa di Santa Cita

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Santa Cita, reconsecrated in 1952 as San Mamiliano, is a baroque-style, Roman Catholic parish church located on Via Squarcialupo, 1, in the quarter of Castellammare of the city of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The church and its artworks suffered heavily the bombardment during the Second World War, but it still contains original works and is attached to the Oratory of the Rosary of Santa Cita and less than a block north of the church of Santa Maria di Valverde.

Wikipedia: Santa Cita, Palermo (EN)

6. Parrocchia Santissima Trinità - Basilica la Magione

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Parrocchia Santissima Trinità - Basilica la Magione Matthias Süßen / CC BY-SA 2.5

La Magione is a 12th-century Norman-Gothic architecture, Roman Catholic Basilica church, located on Via Magione #44, the entrance to the facade, which faces southeast, is through a garden path midway between via Castrofilippo and Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, in the ancient quarter of Kalsa of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. The apse of the church is on the southeast corner of Piazza Magione.

Wikipedia: La Magione, Palermo (EN)

7. Admiral’s Bridge

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The Admiral's Bridge is a medieval bridge of Palermo, located in Piazza Scaffa. It was built over the Oreto River during the era of the Norman Sicily by the ammiratus ammiratorum George of Antioch. In 2015, it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a series of nine civil and religious structures inscribed as Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale.

Wikipedia: Ponte dell'Ammiraglio (EN)

8. Palermo Cathedral

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Palermo Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo, located in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. As an architectural complex, it is characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Palermo Cathedral (EN)

9. Catacombe dei Cappuccini

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The Abbey of Capuchin in Palermo is located in the Cuban district and is attached to the Church of Santa Maria de la Pace. Churches and monasteries date back to the 16th century, although they were built on the basis of earlier buildings. The catacombs are the famous Gothic capuchin catacombs, known as cemeteries rather than catacombs, where early Christianity worships and meets.

Wikipedia: Catacombe dei Cappuccini (IT)

10. Church of San Cataldo

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The Church of San Cataldo is a Catholic church located at Piazza Bellini in central Palermo, Sicily, Italy. Erected in 1154 as a notable example of the Arab-Norman architecture which flourished in Sicily under Norman rule on the island, the church is annexed to that of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio. Since the 1930s, it belongs to the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Wikipedia: Church of San Cataldo (EN)

11. Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Teatini

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San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a Roman Catholic church on via Vittorio Emanuele, at the southwest corner of the Quattro Canti, in the historic center of the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. The east flank of the nave faces the Fontana Pretoria, across the piazza from Santa Caterina. San Giuseppe is an example of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.

Wikipedia: San Giuseppe dei Teatini, Palermo (EN)

12. Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi

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The Church of Saint Francis of Assisi is a Gothic-style, Roman Catholic church of Palermo. It is located near a major and ancient street of the city, via Cassaro, in the quarter of the Kalsa, within the historic centre of Palermo. The building represents the main Conventual Franciscan church of Sicily, and has the title of minor basilica.

Wikipedia: San Francesco d'Assisi, Palermo (EN)

13. Orto Botanico

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The Orto Botanico di Palermo is both a botanical garden and a research and educational institution of the Department of Botany of the University of Palermo. The garden lies within the city of Palermo, Italy at 10 m (33 ft) above sea-level. It covers about 0.12 km2 on top of red soil that has evolved on a limestone tuff substratum.

Wikipedia: Orto botanico di Palermo (EN)

14. Chiesa di San Nicolò da Tolentino (Palermo)

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San Nicola da Tolentino, or more in non-dialect known as the church Saint Niccolò da Tolentino, is a Roman Catholic church located on via Maqueda #157, between via dei Calderai and via Giardinaccio, at the Southwest border of the quarter of Kalsa (Tribunali) of the historic centre of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Nicola da Tolentino, Palermo (EN)

15. Genio del Porto

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Genio del Porto Photo reproduction by Fabrice de Nola / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Genius of the Port, also called Genius of the Pier, Genius of Palermo at the Port or Genius of the Cippo Smeriglio, is an ancient marble high relief inserted at the end of the sixteenth century in a commemorative stone that since 2000 is located at the entrance of Via Emerico Amari, inside the Port of Palermo.

Wikipedia: Genio del Porto (IT)

16. Chiesa di San Matteo al Cassaro

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The Church of Saint Matthew is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy. It is located in the main street of the city, the ancient Cassaro now Corso Vittorio Emanuele, in the quarter of the Loggia, about a block east of the Quattro Canti, within the historic centre of Palermo.

Wikipedia: San Matteo al Cassaro (EN)

17. Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi

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Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi Matthias Süßen / CC BY-SA 2.5

San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi is an ancient church in Palermo, Sicily. While built by the Norman rulers, the architecture has strong Arabic influences. The church in 1119 was attached to a leprosarium, hence the title. The church was dedicated to St John the Baptist. The adjacent hospital no longer exists.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi, Palermo (EN)

18. Castello a Mare

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Castello a Mare or Castellammare is an ancient fortress that guarded the entrance to the port at Palermo in La Cala. Extensive remains are visible, some of which are open to the public. There is a Norman keep, a fortified gate or entrance, and remains of a sophisticated Renaissance star-shaped defence.

Wikipedia: Castello a Mare (EN)

19. Palatine Chapel

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The Palatine Chapel is the royal chapel of the Norman Palace in Palermo, Sicily. This building is a mixture of Byzantine, Norman and Fatimid architectural styles, showing the tricultural state of Sicily during the 12th century after Roger I and Robert Guiscard conquered the island.

Wikipedia: Cappella Palatina (EN)

20. Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio

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The Church of St. Mary of the Admiral, also called Martorana, is the seat of the Parish of San Nicolò dei Greci, overlooking the Piazza Bellini, next to the norman church of San Cataldo, and facing the Baroque church of Santa Caterina in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy.

Wikipedia: Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (EN)

21. Chiesa di San Giovanni dei Napoletani

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The San Giovanni dei Napoletani (English: St John of the Neapolitans is a late-Baroque or neoclassical church of Palermo. It is located in the quarter of Kalsa of the historic centre of Palermo. It is located diagonally in front of the church of Santa Maria della Catena.

Wikipedia: San Giovanni dei Napoletani, Palermo (EN)

22. Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore

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The Church of Most Holy Saviour is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church located on #396 of the ancient main street of the Palermo, the Cassaro, presently Via Vittorio Emanuele, in the ancient quarter of the Albergaria of the city of Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.

Wikipedia: Santissimo Salvatore, Palermo (EN)

23. Chiesa di San Francesco Saverio

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The Church of Saint Francis Xavier is a Baroque church of Palermo. It is located on the Street of the same name in the quarter of the Albergaria, within the historic centre of Palermo. The building is considered the masterpiece of the Jesuit architect Angelo Italia.

Wikipedia: San Francesco Saverio, Palermo (EN)

24. Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

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The Church of Saint Augustine is a Gothic church of Palermo. It is located near the market of the Capo, in the quarter of the Seralcadio, within the historic centre of Palermo. The church is also called Santa Rita, because of the devotion to this Augustinian saint.

Wikipedia: Sant'Agostino, Palermo (EN)

25. Chiesa della Santissima Trinità

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The church of the Holy Trinity at Zisa or Palatine Chapel of Zisa is a Norman church in Palermo. It is located almost at the intersection of Via Normanni, Via Whitaker and Piazza Zisa, in the Zisa district, on the heights of the city, north of the Zisa palace.

Wikipedia: Chiesa della Santissima Trinità (Palermo) (IT)

26. Chiesa di San Gioacchino

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The church of San Gioacchino all'Olivella is a religious building located in the historic center of Palermo. Church dedicated to St. Joachim, is located in the Olivella district, from which it takes its name, on the corner of Via San Basilio and Via Patania.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Gioacchino (Palermo) (IT)

27. Chiesa del Gesù (Casa Professa)

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The Church of the Gesù, known also as the Saint Mary of Jesus or the Casa Professa, is a Baroque-style, Roman Catholic church established under the patronage of the Jesuit order, and located at Piazza Casa Professa 21 in Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.

Wikipedia: Church of the Gesù, Palermo (EN)

28. ricordo della strage di via Carini

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The Via Carini massacre was a Cosa Nostra attack in which, on 3 September 1982, in the Palermo's via Isidoro Carini, the prefect of Palermo Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa, his wife Emanuela Setti Carraro and the escort agent Domenico Russo were murdered.

Wikipedia: Via Carini massacre (EN)

29. Politeama Garibaldi

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The Politeama Theatre is a theatre of Palermo. It is located in the central Piazza Ruggero Settimo and represents the second most important theatre of the city after the Teatro Massimo. It houses the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.

Wikipedia: Teatro Politeama, Palermo (EN)

30. Arsenale della Real Marina

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The Arsenal of the Royal Navy of Palermo was a maritime arsenal, from 1630 to 1943. It is based in Via dell'Arsenale, in an area overlooking the city's Shipyards. The monument was reopened in 1997 as a museum space.

Wikipedia: Arsenale di Palermo - Museo del mare (IT)

31. Aereo Fiat G59 4B

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The Fiat G.59 was a cantilever single-engine monoplane trainer aircraft developed by Fiat Aviation in the post-war period, designed by engineer Giuseppe Gabrielli and derived from the earlier G.55 Centauro and G.56.

Wikipedia: Fiat G.59 (IT)

32. Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione

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The Church of the Immaculate Conception is a Baroque church of Palermo. It is located on the busy streets composing the markets of the Capo, in the quarter of the Seralcadio, within the historic centre of Palermo.

Wikipedia: Immacolata Concezione al Capo (EN)

33. Fontana del Genio a Villa Giulia

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The Fontana del Genio a Villa Giulia or Genio di Villa Giulia is a sculpted water fountain in the park of the Villa Giulia in Palermo. It was sculpted by Ignazio Marabitti in 1778 and shows the Genius of Palermo.

Wikipedia: Fontana del Genio a Villa Giulia (EN)

34. Museo di Zoologia Doderlein

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The "Pietro Doderlein" Museum is a university museum of Zoology in Palermo, Italy. It is the most important Sicilian zoological museum and is dedicated to Professor Pietro Doderlein, who founded it in 1863.

Wikipedia: Museo di zoologia Pietro Doderlein (IT)

35. Chiesa di San Giorgio dei Genovesi

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Saint George of the Genoese is a Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic church located near the port of La Cala, on Via Buon Pastore in the ancient quarter of the Loggia, in Palermo, region of Sicily, Italy.

Wikipedia: San Giorgio dei Genovesi, Palermo (EN)

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