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Chiesa S. Maria della Catena

Piazza delle Dogane, Palermo, Sicily, Italy (Castellammare)
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Ranked #107 of 156 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Gent, België
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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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