Wednesday, 8 July 2015

San Cataldo, Palermo

Church of San Cataldo (Chiesa di San Cataldo), Palermo


The Church of San Cataldo (Chiesa di San Cataldo), an example of the wonderful Arabian-Norman architecturein Palermo. San Cataldo is one of the sites in Palermo inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. San Cataldo was founded by William I's chancellor, Maio of Bari c. 1160. In that year, Maio was assassinated with the result that San Cataldo's interior never was decorated. After 1787 the church served as a post office (!), before it was restored in 1885.

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