Church in Palermo – Cathedral S. Assumption

The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Assumption is the principal church in Palermo who practice the Catholic religion and the 2015 It is part of UNESCO.
Cathedral, Latin cross, features over the main facade, three more varied prospects: in main facade The facade is very articulated for the presence of two large arches inspired by Islamic architecture, the splayed portal central Gothic in style at the top of a beautiful mullioned; in prospectus Northern we find the building of the chapel from which overlooks the so-called "Loggia of the Coronation"; the prospectus Eastern It is bordered by angular towers that enclose the majestic space corresponding to the general presbytery, This side is a beautiful example of marquetry decoration lava; the southern facade It presents advanced features turrets and the large porch in the Catalan Gothic style built around 1465.
Finally all’internal the beautiful church in Palermo are three naves separated by pillars and statues depicting saints, in the right aisle there are two communicating chapels that guard the royal and imperial tombs of Norman; in the central nave, on the floor a marble sundial with colored inlays representing the signs of the zodiac and the rich altar of Sacramento, bronze, lapis lazuli and colored marbles; in the left aisle we find for each span a chapel decorated with frescoes and bas-reliefs depicting the life of the saints.

 

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