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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.
Inside many treasures are kept. Precious objects found in the tombs of Kings and Emperors. A "must visit" place.
Palermo's cathedral is an...
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.
It's clear that a lot of...
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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