Monreale: Guided tour of Cathedral, Monastery and Mosaics
- Discover the stunning golden mosaics of Monreale cathedral
- Visit the 12th-century Benedictine monastery
- Enjoy the viewpoint overlooking the "Conca d'oro" valley
The cathedral is undoubtedly an architectural masterpiece of the 12th-century, in which different styles are linked together: the architecture of northern Europe, Romanesque art and Arabic art. Outside, it is richly decorated by two bronze doors, the first from Bonanno da Pisa and the second by Barisano di Trani, who also sculpted the doors of the cathedrals of Ravello and Trani.
The interior is illuminated by magnificent gold mosaics that culminate in the Christ Pantocrator in the apsidal basin as the highest expression of figurative art.
Your tour continues with the visit to the ancient Benedictine monastery and cloister, which flank the cathedral, and a look at the beautiful sight overlooking the valley and the golden basin of orange and citrus groves.
- Licensed guide
- Cloister ticket
- Transportation/pickup - drop-off