Agrigento – Cathedral of San Gerlando

Piazza Don Giovanni Minzoni, Agrigento, AG
Chiesa ad Agrigento - Duomo

The Cathedral of San Gerlando is the main church in Agrigento which covered itself of great importance from 1959, the year in which Pope Pius XII elevated it to a Minor Basilica.
The Cathedral was built in 1904 on behalf of the bishop of Girgenti, Gerlando of Besançon. It is made up of a high bell tower with blind windows, the coat of arms of the Montaperturaerosi family and Plateresque decorative elements.
This Church in Agrigento has different styles inside, in fact it is possible to admire the medieval side columns, renovated in Baroque style, or numerous works from different historical periods such as: the canvas of the Martyrdom of Sant’Erasmo, the canvas of the Madonna del Rosario and souls in Purgatory, the urn of San Felice Martire, the canvas of the Immaculate Conception, and many others.
Finally, from the Church it is possible to access the Diocesan Museum and the Cathedral Treasury.