Duomo di Cefalù - Sicily
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The Cathedral was commissioned by King Roger II, who had sworn on a stormy sea voyage, that if he should ever set foot back on solid ground, would build a church at this point. So he did - and we will be eternally grateful to him for that. The cathedral was to become King Roger's grave church.
Cefalù's Norman Cathedral with its two dominating bell towers is surrounded by palms and set in the pretty Piazza Duomo. The rounded portal is enhanced by a resplendent bronze door. This golden coloured masterpiece of a church is full of atmosphere, revealing splendid mosaics. The most famous and the most impressive is that of Christ the Pantocrator pictured in the apse. It is quite simply magnificent. Other mosaics include The Virgin, Saints, Apostles, Angels, and Noah's Ark. Best time to visit is early morning.
Winter opening hours October-April daily 08.00h-12.00h and 15.30h-17.00h.
Hours may change, better check before visiting
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