Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale

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Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Arab-Norman Palermo montage.jpg
Location Sicily, Italy
Includes Cefalù Cathedral, Cattedrale di Monreale
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iv)
Reference 1487
Inscription 2015 (39th Session)
Area 6.235 ha (0.02407 sq mi)
Buffer zone 483.008 ha (1.86490 sq mi)
Coordinates 38°6′39″N 13°21′11″E / 38.11083°N 13.35306°E / 38.11083; 13.35306Coordinates: 38°6′39″N 13°21′11″E / 38.11083°N 13.35306°E / 38.11083; 13.35306
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale is located in Italy
Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale
Location of Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale in Italy.

Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalú and Monreale is a series of nine religious and civic structures located on the northern coast of Sicily dating from the era of the Norman Kingdom of Sicily (1130-1194): two palaces, three churches, a cathedral, and a bridge in Palermo, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale. They have been designated together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The new Norman rulers built various structures in what has become known as the Arab-Norman style, they incorporated the best practices of Arab and Byzantine architecture into their own art.[1]

Structures[edit]

Building City Photo
Royal Palace or Palace of the Normans Palermo Normandiarren gaztelua.jpg
Palatine Chapel of the Royal Palace Palermo 2008-10-19 Palermo-Capella-Seitenschiff.jpg
La Zisa Palermo Palermo-Zisa-bjs2007-03.jpg
Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary Palermo Palermo-katedrala-santa-vergine-maria-assunta-w-317.jpg
Church of Saint John of the Hermits Palermo S Giovanni degli Eremiti - top view-1.jpg
Church of the Martorana Palermo Martorana 1.JPG
Church of Saint Cataldo Palermo Palermo-San-Cataldo-bjs-1.jpg
Admiral's Bridge Palermo Palermo-Ponte-Ammiraglio-bjs2007-01.jpg
Duomo Cefalù Christ Pantokrator, Cathedral of Cefalù, Sicily.jpg
Duomo Monreale Sicilia Monreale2 tango7174.jpg

References[edit]

  1. ^ Antonino Buttitta; J -Y Marin; Jean-Marie Levesque; Musée de Normandie, Les Normands en Sicile: XIe-XXIe siècles : histoire et légendes, 5 Continents, 2006, p. 14; Quote: ”Le genie architectural des Normands a su s’adapter aux lieux en prenant ce qu’il y a de meilleur dans le savoir-faire des batisseurs arabes et byzantins.”