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Lat: 38° 6' 34.69629" N - Long: 13° 21' 17.13210" E
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The church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti is a National Monument, a World Heritage Site since 2015.
With its very characteristic red domes, it is reminiscent of an Islamic mosque; Itis one of the most important medieval buildings in Palermo.
Built in the 6th century, it has maintained a sacred character in different eras.
There was a pagan building, a Gregorian monastery and an Islamic building.
The church, the cloister and a few remains of the monastery can still be admired from the convent.
The church is a Latin cross; the cloister is the best preserved part of the ancient convent.
It is rectangular and has beautiful twin columns with acanthus capitals.
The bell tower has three orders of windows.
This place is surrounded by a beautiful informal garden.
The entire building is made up of squared tufa blocks.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00am to 6.30pm.
Ticket: 6.00 euros, free for minors and over 65 of the European Community.
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