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The Cathedral of Palermo is a remarkable blend of history, celebrates different architectural styles owing to various stages of construction and is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into heaven. This grand structure was built in 1185 by archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. The right side of the building, with advanced features turrets and a large porch in Gothic-Catalan (current access), built around 1465, overlooks the square. The portal of this entrance is a magnificent work of Antonio Gambara, executed in 1426, while the beautiful wooden doors are of Miranda (1432). The Lady in the mosaic is of the … Continue reading

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Lying on the North West coast, Palermo is located on the island of Sicily. It boasts of having a natural and large port which is found next to the famous Monte Pellegrino. The history of this place dates back to the 8th century though it has been ruled by Normans, Swabians, Arabs, Romans and the Spanish. This fact is reflected in several things that outline the city such as the music, architecture, culture as well as the cuisine. Here, you will find Baroque churches that define the Arabs and a variety of neoclassical styles and markets that define the markets … Continue reading