Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Palermo

#3 of 126 in Historic Sites in Palermo
Church · Tourist Spot
Overlooking the Piazza Bellini, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio is a church famous for its 12th-century Byzantine gold mosaics. One of the most notable mosaics is on the domed roof, with Christ looking down from the middle. Also check out the colorful frescoes with various religious figures and scenes. The exterior architecture makes for great photos. With our online itinerary creator, Palermo attractions like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Confusingly, this church is known equally well by 2 different names - Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (Church of the Admiral) and also the Church of Martorana. This threw me for a little while...  more »
  • Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (Church of the Admiral) was built about 900 years ago by Muslim constructors for an Orthodox Christian admiral – George of Antioch, who paid mosaic crafters from...  more »
  • A beautiful church with amazing sculptures and interior design. The church is really huge and has a good background story.
  • A true hidden gem at the ♥ of Palermo! 💕 From the outside it looks nice yes... But once inside it's a sight that will forever cherish! 😀 🎉 🎂 🇮🇹

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