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Chiesa S. Maria della Catena

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Address: Piazza delle Dogane, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 091-6077111

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Lovely facade

We passed this attractive church most every day, and visited on a Sunday morning as mass was ending. At first glance it doesn’t look like a church. Both the exterior aspect... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We passed this attractive church most every day, and visited on a Sunday morning as mass was ending. At first glance it doesn’t look like a church. Both the exterior aspect and the interior are impressive. On a wall is the chain that is the origin of the name, the chain being used to close off the port at night.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

A spacious church with some clearly catalan influences, the structure itself however still reveals a norman layout - especially visible in the transept from the outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2009

So called because a wall of it was secured to one end of the chain which closed the ancient port of Cala, is the work of Matthew Carnalivari, who built it in 1502. Example of a refined Renaissance Sicilian architecture with Gothic-Catalan twists. My favousite is elegant loggia with three arches at the top of a staircase. The interior of... More 

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