Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Palermo

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Overlooking the Piazza Bellini, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio is a church famous for its 12th-century Byzantine gold mosaics. One of the most notable mosaics is on the domed roof, with Christ looking down from the middle. Also check out the colorful frescoes with various religious figures and scenes. The exterior architecture makes for great photos. Using our online itinerary creator, Palermo attractions like Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In Piazza Bellini, next to San Cataldo, is the beautiful Santa Maria Dell'ammiraglio, that is the admiral. Its founder was in the 12th century the Greek George Antiocheas, admiral and Minister of Rogros II, therefore the name dell'Ammiraglio. Today, the church, the seat of the parish of San Nikolo dei Grosso (the Greeks), is the functions in the Ancient Greek language! Shortly after its founding, it was created next to the monastery with Benediktines nuns, in the property of Elizza Martorana. The monastery absorbed the church, so the commonly used name, La Martorana, prevailed since then. Its excellent exterior appearance, with its decorations and imposing bell tower. Impressive and inside, with its high art mosaics, in which the dominant is the golden color. These mosaics are reminiscent of the cathedral in Montreale, as well as the respective ones in Cefalù and Capella Palatina, since they were created in the 12th century by Byzantine artists. Dazzling attraction!
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  • Beautiful church near the fountain Pretoria, small, with paid entrance. Important to save the church tickets because one gives discount on the other. Most of the famous churches of Palermo charge for the entrance
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  • A beautiful church with amazing sculptures and interior design. The church is really huge and has a good background story.
  • A true hidden gem at the ♥ of Palermo! 💕 From the outside it looks nice yes... But once inside it's a sight that will forever cherish! 😀 🎉 🎂 🇮🇹
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