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
Arab-Norman Palermo montage.jpg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Italy Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 38°06′39″N 13°21′11″E / 38.1108°N 13.3531°E / 38.1108; 13.3531
Includes Cefalù Cathedral
Cattedrale di Monreale Edit this on Wikidata
Criteria Cultural: (ii), (iv) Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Reference 1487
Inscription 2015 (39th Session)
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

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, a bridge are in Palermo, as well as the cathedrals of Cefalú and Monreale.

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.[2]

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. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1487.
  2. ^ ”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”, Les Normands en Sicile, p. 14