History & heritage tours

Tour of the Catacombs of Palermo and the Monreale Cathedral

Availability: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English , Italian , Spanish , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Discover the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars in Palermo, a fascinating and mysterious underground cemetery
  • Explore the Monreal Cathedral, a world-famous Norman Arabic jewel
  • Together with your guide, learn about the history of two of the most famous places in the city
What to expect

Discover the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars and the Cathedral of Monreale, an Arab-Norman jewel known throughout the world.

Your experience will begin with a visit to the Capuchin monks' underground Gothic cemetery with galleries dating back to the 16th century, which houses an incredible collection of skeletons and mummified bodies: a journey through a space that, despite its state of decay, is still fascinating and mysterious today.

Once you have finished your visit to the Catacombs, you will head to the Monreal Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015. The cathedral was once part of a self-sufficient fortified complex that included a royal palace, an episcopate and an abbey, all surrounded by crenellated walls, interspersed with defensive towers and embellished with geometric inlays. This unique place still maintains its original configuration and its two mighty square towers that stand on both sides of the facade.

The magnificent interior, on the other hand, is characterized by walls covered with gold mosaics that recall those of the Palatine Chapel in style and iconography.

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What's included
  • Insurance
  • Expert guide
  • Coffee stop
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets

Via Vittorio Emanuele, 475, 90134 Palermo PA, Italy

Meeting point:

In front of Porta Nuova.

What to remember
  • Please note: entrance tickets to the site are not included in the price of this tour
  • This experience requires a minimum of 2 participants per booking
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  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 9.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to a day before the activity begins.

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