Si Trova: a Castelbuono
Lat: 37° 55' 57.24397" N - Long: 14° 5' 16.59859" E
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Named after Maria Santissima Assunta, the church Matrice Vecchia in Castelbuono dates back to the 14th century.
Over the centuries it has undergone several alterations and currently presents a mixture of styles from late Romanesque and Gothic to the Chiaramonte.
The church has a Ghibelline-style battlements; the main portal is in Gothic-Catalan style and is preceded by a portico with three round arches from the 16th century.
The bell tower is in Romanesque-Gothic style, and has a pinnacle covered with colored Moorish-style tiles.
Inside, in addition to ancient frescoed columns, there are several Sicilian works of the Renaissance period, and a magnificent sixteenth-century crypt richly decorated with medieval and Renaissance frescoes whose colors have remained very lively: a real attraction for visitors.
Next to the door of the sacristy there is a fragment of a painting from the Sicilian-Tuscan school, depicting the Marriage of Santa Caterina.
On the altar there is a polyptych from 1520, defined as the most grandiose in Sicily.
Also beautiful is a statue of Madonna and Child by Antonello Gagini.
Noteworthy is a marble ciborium from 1493, the work of Mastro Giorgio from Milan.
Holy Masses are held on weekdays at 7pm, on holidays at 10.15am, 11.30am and 7pm.
For info tel: 0921671313
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