Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pace

The church of Santa Maria della Pace, built between 1565 and 1623, is a late Gothic church restored in Baroque style. It is part of the same complex with the convent of the Order of the Capuchin Friars, the Capuchin cemetery and the catacombs. The latter has become a tourist attraction, it contains no less than 8000 bodies and 1252 mummies that were placed there from the 16th to the 19th century.

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Cappella Palatina

The Palatine Chapel was built between 1130 and 1140 for the use of the first Norman king of Sicily, Roger II. It is an emblematic building of the Arab-Norman style. The chapel is filled with golden mosaics in Byzantine style. They were made by Greek artists called for this purpose by Roger II. They date back to the 12th century but have undergone numerous restorations and repairs over the years. The chapel is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.

Palermo Cathedral

Palermo Cathedral was founded in 1185 on an ancient Roman basilica turned into a mosque in the 9th century. The building combines many different styles, ranging from Norman to Moorish and Baroque. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2015.