Top Historic Sights in Palermo, Italy

Explore the historic highlights of Palermo

San Giuseppe dei Teatini Church

Palermo, Italy
1612-1677

Quattro Canti

Palermo, Italy
1608

Santa Caterina Church

Palermo, Italy
1566-1596

Fontana Pretoria

Palermo, Italy
1554

Church of San Cataldo

Palermo, Italy
1154

San Matteo al Cassaro Church

Palermo, Italy
1633-1664

Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Church

Palermo, Italy
1143

Palermo Cathedral

Palermo, Italy
1185

Norman Palace

Palermo, Italy
11th century

Santa Ninfa dei Crociferi Church

Palermo, Italy
1601

Teatro Massimo

Palermo, Italy
1897

Porta Nuova

Palermo, Italy
1535-1584

Oratory of San Lorenzo

Palermo, Italy
16th century

San Domenico Church

Palermo, Italy
1640

Saint Francis of Assisi Church

Palermo, Italy
13th century

Church of the Gesù

Palermo, Italy
1636

San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Palermo, Italy
12

Palazzo Abatellis

Palermo, Italy
1954

Santa Maria della Pietà Church

Palermo, Italy
1678

Santa Maria della Catena

Palermo, Italy
1490-1520

Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella

Palermo, Italy
1598

Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas

Palermo, Italy
1866

Santissimo Salvatore Church

Palermo, Italy
1682

Sant'Anna la Misericordia

Palermo, Italy
1606-1632

Sant'Orsola Church

Palermo, Italy
1662

Santa Teresa alla Kalsa Church

Palermo, Italy
1686-1700

Santa Maria dello Spasimo

Palermo, Italy
1509

Immaculate Conception Church

Palermo, Italy
1604

Sant'Agostino Church

Palermo, Italy
1275

La Magione

Palermo, Italy
1191

Castello della Zisa

Palermo, Italy
12th century

Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

Palermo, Italy
1599

Castello a Mare

Palermo, Italy
9th century AD

Church of Saint Francis Xavier

Palermo, Italy
1633

Cuba Palace

Palermo, Italy
1180

Maredolce Castle

Palermo, Italy
11th century

Porta d'Ossuna Catacombs

Palermo, Italy
4th century AD

Ponte dell'Ammiraglio

Palermo, Italy
1131

San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi Church

Palermo, Italy
1071

Santo Spirito Church

Palermo, Italy
1173

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

The Church of the Holy Cross

The church of the former Franciscan monastery was built probably between 1515 and 1520. It is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Rauma. The church stands by the small stream of Raumanjoki (Rauma river).

The exact age of the Church of the Holy Cross is unknown, but it was built to serve as the monastery church of the Rauma Franciscan Friary. The monastery had been established in the early 15th century and a wooden church was built on this location around the year 1420.

The Church of the Holy Cross served the monastery until 1538, when it was abandoned for a hundred years as the Franciscan friary was disbanded in the Swedish Reformation. The church was re-established as a Lutheran church in 1640, when the nearby Church of the Holy Trinity was destroyed by fire.

The choir of the two-aisle grey granite church features medieval murals and frescoes. The white steeple of the church was built in 1816 and has served as a landmark for seafarers.