Duomo di Monreale

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Nuova is located in the historic center of Monreale, set on the slopes of Mount Caputo.

The building follows the pattern of the great Benedictine Basilicas from Cluniac. The facade, overlooking a quadrangular square, is narrow between the two bell towers, of which the left left unfinished in the first order. The entrance is preceded by the eighteenth-century porch, baroque style, which opens on the outside with three arches, all over the sixth, resting on Tuscan columns; Below it, there is the portal, closed by two bronze hinges, by Bonanno Pisano and dating back to 1185 – 1186

The construction of the great temple was started in 1172 and ended in 1267.

Duomo Monreale