The exterior of Monreale’s 12th century Cathedral belies the rich interior it hides. Inside, 6000 square meters of gold mosaics cover the interior. They shimmer as your eyes adjust to this spectacle.
As you look around, the face of Christ peers down from above the alter whilst below saints and scenes from the gospel decorate the apse and the two smaller ones on the side.
What is deceptive is the size of the figure of Christ. It is actually thirteen metres wide and seven meteres high. To put this in perspective, the bridge of his nose is one metre long!
You can see more photos and descriptions of this amazing Cathedral at The Golden Mosaics of Monreale.