Palermo Cathedral World Heritage Site

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Metropolitan Cathedral of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
Cattedrale metropolitana della Santa Vergine Maria Assunta
Panoramica Cattedrale di Palermo.jpg
Palermo Cathedral
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic Church
ProvinceArchdiocese of Palermo
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusCathedral
StatusActive
Location
LocationPalermo, Italy
Geographic coordinates38°06′52″N 13°21′22″E / 38.11444°N 13.35611°E / 38.11444; 13.35611Coordinates: 38°06′52″N 13°21′22″E / 38.11444°N 13.35611°E / 38.11444; 13.35611
Architecture
TypeChurch
StyleNorman, Moorish, Gothic, Baroque, Neoclassical
Groundbreaking1185
Completed18th century
Official name: Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iv
Designated2015 (39th session)
Reference no.1487
State Party Italy
RegionEurope and North America

Palermo Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Palermo, located in Palermo, Sicily, southern Italy. It is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. As an architectural complex, it is characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century.


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