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“The Normans” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi

San Giovanni dei Lebbrosi
Via Cappello 38, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #59 of 162 Attractions in Palermo
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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“The Normans”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2009

According to a legend the church was built in 1071 while the Normans were besieging the city. After the capture of the castle of Yahia (only a few traces remain in the floor of the church) the Normans built on its foundations a church dedicated to St. John. The small church is considered one of the oldest Norman style buildings in Palermo. Thanks to a restoration carried out in the early 20TH century the church has reacquired its original appearance. The exterior of the building is bare except for the windows that appear carved. The entrance is quite simple and is preceded by a small portico. The interior has a basilica form tripartite by pillars with wooden ceiling and a dome. Very Beautiful.

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