Si Trova: a Mascalucia
Lat: 37° 34' 11.24176" N - Long: 15° 3' 8.350617" E
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Inside the cemetery of Mascalucia it is amazing to find this jewel of medieval architecture, among the very few survivors in the immediate vicinity.
The date of construction is not known precisely, although the late Gothic style is evident in the forms we received.
The singularity of this church is given by a stone step that divides longitudinally the nave; today we do not know the real function of this step; it has been hypothesized that it acted as a divider between men and women, and if so, the church could be backdated to much earlier times.
Over the centuries much of the church's decorations have been lost, but the elegant portal and a circular window on the façade are beautiful, both characterized by two-tone elements made of lava stone and limestone; these can be placed between the 14th and 15th centuries.
In the south façade, a small door is instead an older work, perhaps from the Swabian period.
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