Palermo Cathedral - Table of Contents
Interior - Palermo
AKA: "Santa Maria Assunta" or Saint Mary of the Assumption
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.
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
Neoclassical arcade with chapels ... 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
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.
Baroque marble altar
Baroque scrolls .. Detail below: .
Baroque confessional ... Note scroll buttress