A few other monuments and churches in Palermo

Everywhere you go in the old centre of town you find a church, or some other massive monumental building, you could spend an entire day just walking from one to the other. Here are just a few I don’t think I mentioned elsewhere!

Church of S.Giuseppe, behind the Quattro Canti
Church of S Giuseppe dei Teatini, also beside the Quattro Canti
Porta Nova 1569-1585
Church of S. Anna 1606

The churchs of S.Maria dell’Ammiraglio, S.Carlos and S.Cataldo face each other across Plaza Belling,  behind Quattro Canti.

S.Caterina
S.Cataldo and S.Maria

You get the idea. If there is a Guiness Record for churches per square mile, Palermo must be in the running for it. The map we had showed about 40 churches and cathedrals in the old town area!

All in all Palermo is a beautiful city, a bit tatty in places but bright, vibrant and, well, monumental.

Valera found a fantastic ‘app’ called ‘visitacity’ which had excellent offline itineraries, maps and useful tourist information for Palermo.

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