Palermo Cathedral - Table of Contents

Interior - Palermo Cathedral/Duomo
AKA: "Santa Maria Assunta" or Saint Mary of the Assumption
Palermo, Sicily

Nothing is left of the interior of the Norman Romanesque cathedral. It is now 18th century Neoclassical and is the work of the Italian architect Ferdinando Fuga who was also responsible for the dome.  It is a typical cross shaped  (cruciform) plan with nave, side aisles with chapels, transepts and chancel.

February 2020 Photos

Nave


View towards back of church (where the main entrance is located;  front of the church includes the main altar)



 
Neoclassical nave and chancel   ...    Latin cross (cruciform) plan



Nave
Neoclassical arcade with chapels    ...   Clerestory windows


Nave
Clerestory windows



Chancel    ...   Barrel roof with two murals



Chancel    ...    Ceiling mural   ...    Cathedral name is Saint Mary of the Assumption   ...   Detail below:


Chancel    ...    Ceiling mural



Chancel    ...    Lower mural




Crossing and Transept


Crossing dome



Transept coffered barrel roof





Chapel of Saint Rosalia


Chapel of Saint Rosalia, patron of Palermo, behind elaborate bronze gates



The solid silver altar has a 17th century  silver shrine containing the saint's relics.








Chapel Baroque marble altar


Baroque scrolls  ..   Detail below: .






Baroque confessional


Baroque confessional   ...   
Note scroll buttress 




Photos and their arrangement 2020 Chuck LaChiusa
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