Cathedral, Palermo

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  • Cathedral

    by kedi+ Written Jun 3, 2003

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    During the Norman domination, in 1184 the archbishop of Palermo Walter Offamilio started the construction of a splendid cathedral to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church.
    Over the centuries the additions and restorations modified the original building: the most radical change was made by Ferdinando Fuga in 1771 and in 1809. He was an architect from Florence and gave to the interior of the church a neoclassical aspect.

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    Christian rivalry

    by CliffClaven Written Aug 24, 2002

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    They say that the rivalry of two brothers prompted them each to build a cathedral in a bid to earn greater glory and fame. When the buildings at Palermo and Monreale were finished, it had to be called a draw. The interior of the Monreale cathedral, with its overwhelming mosaic of Christ Pantocrator filling the ceiling above the altar, is magnificent. But the exterior of the cathedral in Palermo is one of the jewels of Christian architecture.

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    The Cathedral

    by SeaBreezeUSA Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The Cathedral
    During the Norman domination, in 1184 the archbishop of Palermo Walter Offamilio started the construction of a splendid cathedral to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church.
    Over the centuries the additions and restorations modified the original building: the most radical change was made by Ferdinando Fuga in 1771 and in 1809. He was an architect from Florence and gave to the interior of the church a neoclassical aspect.

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    Palermo Cathedral

    by bambino36 Written Oct 10, 2004

    Inside many treasures are kept. Precious objects found in the tombs of Kings and Emperors. A "must visit" place.

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    Palermo's cathedral is an...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Palermo's cathedral is an astonishing synthesis of architectural styles. Inside, it's admittedly pretty dull, but that's more than made up for in the exuberant, schizophrenic exterior.

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    It's clear that a lot of...

    by ucbwalker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    It's clear that a lot of attention went into the construction of this cathedral. Even the doors are precious works of art.

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