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A small gem

A small church and a wonderful example of Arabian/Norman architecture (unique to Sicily) with... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2012
KarenH224
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Austerely beautiful.

This little Arab / Norman church, with its row of pink Arabic domes, is architecturally simple but... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2012
handel21
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.
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Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

A small church and a wonderful example of Arabian/Norman architecture (unique to Sicily) with exterior red domes and a white stone interior. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 9 April 2012

This little Arab / Norman church, with its row of pink Arabic domes, is architecturally simple but the interior has an austere beauty that I, for one, loved. Recommended.

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

An unconsecrated church with a simple interior. Clear Arab influence. Very appealing.

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Reviewed 1 October 2007

The San Cataldo chapel is located in Piazza Bellini up a flight of steps and directly adjacent to Santa Maria dell' Ammiraglio (La Martorana). Built in the twelfth century it is easily recognisable by the row of three Arab-style red domes lining the roof and...More

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