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Lat: 36° 55' 35.95203" N - Long: 14° 44' 33.46951" E
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One of the most characteristic postcards of Sicily represents the Baroque façade of the San Giorgio Cathedral in Ragusa.
Behind it the imposing dome of blue immediately emerges; this perspective game was carefully studied by architect Rosario Gagliardi.
He was called in 1738 to build the new Cathedral, after the earthquake of 1693.
In the central door, six carved panels reproduce the martyrdom of St.
George; these are protected by a counterpart, so they are only visible during the main solemnities.
Inside the Cathedral there is also a majestic organ of the end of the 19th century with 3368 pipes.
A gem for fans of medieval history is the plaque of Count Bernardo Cabrera, who ruled Ragusa from 1392 to 1419.
In the museum adjacent to the Cathedral there are some remains of the ancient cathedral, including a magnificent sixteenth-century altar by Gagini.
The fifteenth-century portal is still visible in the Ibleo garden.
The San Giorgio Cathedral is an UNESCO heritage site.
What happened in Sicily: 27 November
Today we discover...
St George's Portal
An example of Gothic-Catalan architectural style
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