Lat: 38° 2' 23.40651" N - Long: 14° 1' 24.56382" E
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Founded by King Roger II, the beautiful Cathedral of Cefalù dominates the urban fabric on the town, deeply characterizing it and making it immediately recognizable.
The famous Cathedral has two imposing towers that give the appearance more of a fortress than a real church.
The massive towers are open by mullioned windows and single-lancet windows and the façade is crowned by blind arches and preceded by an arcade.
The building was never completed definitively.
The interior has a basilica plan, with three naves separated by pointed arches supported by columns with beautiful capitals of various ages.
Along the aisles there are works of high value, such as the Madonna and Child, the Romanesque baptismal font, a splendid 14th century Crucifix, the royal throne and the episcopal throne, both decorated with mosaics.
But what most strikes anyone who enters the Cathedral, are the wonderful mosaics that cover the apse and about half of the side walls.
The mosaics were made by Byzantine workers.
Christ Pantocrator dominates and blesses with the right hand raised solemnly, while with the left holds the open Gospel, on whose pages we read in Greek and Latin: "I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." (John 8, 12).
The eyes of Christ, and his magnificence, strongly attract visitors' attention.
Under the Christ the Virgin Mary escorted by the four archangels.
On the sides of the central window there are figures of apostles and evangelists, while in the side walls are depicted prophets and saints.
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