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The Metropolitan Cathedral of Palermo is dedicated to the Holy Virgin Mary assumed into heaven, From July 3, 2015 is part of world heritage (Unesco) as part of the "Arab-Norman Route to Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale.
Within the Imperial and Royal Tombs of the Normans, Frederick II with a baldachin with columns made of porphyry and the URN is supported by two pairs of lions, Peter II of Aragon, Constance of Aragon, wife of Frederick II, Constance of Sicily, Roger II's daughter and mother of Frederick II.
A railing and balusters railing protects the space in front of the façade, on the pillars
The Church of Santa Maria dell'ammiraglio , or parish of San Nicolò dei Greci known as Martorana, belongs to the Eparchy of Piana degli Albanesi and officiates the liturgy according to the Byzantine rite.
From July 3, 2015 is part of world heritage (Unesco) as part of the "Arab-Norman Route to Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale.
The dome mosaic depicting Christ Pantocrator is the focal point of the entire Byzantine mosaic decoration
The teatro massimo of Palermo is the largest Lyric Theater building in Italy, and one of the largest in Europe, thirdly to order of magnitude after the architectural Opéra National de Paris and the Vienna State Opera.
Real authentic monument Greco-Roman style, thus completing the project by the eclectic architect Giovan Battista Filippo Basile.
The theatre was built between the bastion of San Vito and the door, knocking down the Church Leaves of the stigmata and the adjoining convent and the Church of San Giuliano; tradition has it that a nun known as the "hook" (the first moth
The Palatine Chapel is within the architectural complex of Palazzo dei Normanni. From July 3, 2015 is part of world heritage (Unesco) as part of the "Arab-Norman Route to Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale.
The cupola, transept and the apses are entirely decorated at the top from Byzantine mosaics, among the most important in Sicily depicting Christ pantocrator blessing, greater impact of the Chapel, the evangelists and various biblical scenes.
The area formerly occupied by the fortress of Castellamare is now more than half of Keystone Jetty of the port of Palermo. Inside the fortress you can visit two main areas: the so-called Master Tower, surrounded by a buffer zone, and a large archaeological area with a collection of rather heterogeneous buildings. The sea Castle is located in the Archaeological Park of Castellammare, near Cala, la Loggia district, North of the port of Palermo. Was the most important defensive bulwark of the port of Palermo until the 20th century. Until 1923 the fortress had a quadrangular wet walls on two sides
The exterior features a compact sandstone masonry softened by carvings of arcades and fretted by Islamic influence. At the top are binding solemn profiles of three red domes (with smooth, hemispherical and raised) in contrast with the happy severa monochrome walls.
The Interior has three naves Court-the central one is punctuated by rhythmic sequence of three-domes separated by columns.