Palermo Cathedral

This wonderful church is the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo Sicily in southern Italy.  They dedicated it to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.  The last restoration took place in the 18th century.  It was built in 1185 and was founded by Pope Gregory I.  Later, the Saracens turned it into a mosque after their conquest of the city in the 9th century.  There are a few sarcophagi inside the cathedral’s crypt.  If you ever make it to Sicily, this would be a great stop as part of a walking tour around the city.

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