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The city of Palermo takes pride in its architectural heritage which has managed to survive over the years despite various foreign invasions. Among the various historic religious buildings which tourists prefer on their sightseeing itineraries is the Palermo’s magnificent cathedral (cattedrale), more properly known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral is open daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (crypt) and 09:30 to 17:30 (cathedral). The church presents a unique combination of various architectural styles ranging from Arab, Norman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance to Baroque. One is struck by the church’s size, which for its era made it … Continue reading