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Cefalu Duomo

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Begun in 1131 by the Norman king Roger II and not completed until 1240, the Duomo of Cefalù was intended as the principal religious seat in Sicily. Though it failed to fulfill this function, it is still a magnificent building.

The Duomo's splended Norman-Byzantine mosaics (1148), which feature a huge image of Christ Pantocrator in the apse, are remarkable. Since this was a Norman church, Christ is depicted as a blond; but his nose and mouth look Greek, his brows and beard black like a Saracen's.

Quick Facts on Cefalu Duomo

Site Information
Names:Cefalu Cathedral; Cefalu Duomo
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Feat:Byzantine Mosaics
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Cefalu, Italy
Coordinates:38.039832° N, 14.023790° E  (view on Google Maps)
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Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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Title:Cefalu Duomo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:08/02/2010
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