Si Trova: a Palermo
Lat: 38° 6' 53.32207" N - Long: 13° 21' 45.09596" E
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The church of San Cataldo was built between 1154 and 1160 by Admiral Majone di Bari.
It's one of the jewels of Arab-Norman art in Sicily and one of the emblems of Palermo.
Since 2015 is part of the Unesco World Heritage in the Arab-Norman path of Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale.
Originally was part of the palace of Majone; it was subsequently presided by the Benedictine monks of Monreale until 1787.
In the 19th century it was even used as a warehouse for the post office.
The knights of the Holy Sepulcher restored it in 1937 and returned it to the cult.
San Cataldo is known throughout the world for the three characteristic Arab red cupolas.
The color red was added at the end of the 19th century.
The interior has three small naves and preserves the original mosaic paving in marble and porphyry, as well as an altar engraved with a cross, the lamb and the symbols of the four evangelists.
Because of the change in the altimetry of the square, the church is now placed on a high base.
San Cataldo is open every day from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 15:00 to 18:00.
The admission ticket costs 2.50 euros.
For info tel: 091 7827390.
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