Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

sights / Religious

Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti information

Palermo , Italy
Via dei Benedettini 16
+390 91 651 50 19
adult/reduced €6/3
Opening hours
9am-6.30pm Mon-Sat, to 1pm Sun
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This remarkable, five-domed remnant of Arab-Norman architecture occupies a magical little hillside in the middle of an otherwise rather squalid neighbourhood. Surrounded by a garden of citrus trees, palms, cacti, rosemary bushes and ruined walls, it's built atop a mosque that itself was superimposed on an earlier chapel. The peaceful Norman cloisters outside offer lovely views of the Palazzo dei Normanni.