Si Trova: a Gela
Lat: 37° 3' 59.29435" N - Long: 14° 15' 3.321003" E
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Built starting from 1766 until 1844, the current Cathedral di Gela replaced the fourteenth-century church of Santa Maria de' Platea.
For its construction it was used material of the old church, coming in turn from the temples and monuments of the ancient Greek city.
It consists of three naves divided by arches decorated in pure gold; has dome and bell tower.
The plant is a Latin cross with a basilica scheme.
The main façade is in neo-classical style, by Giuseppe Di Bartolo Morselli.
Inside, the church preserves several painted altarpieces from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and a remarkable painting from 1563: Transito di Maria, attributed to Deodato Guinaccia.
In the archives of the church there are ancient paper documents, and baptismal records of marriage and deaths from 1500.
Under the church were found some crypts and finds from the Greek period, including a large square stone that was a part of the base of a Greek temple.
Today we discover...
Church St Nicola
The most seventeenth-century façade in Sicily
Chiesa San Nicola di Trecastagni
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