Buckminster Knows 010

The Cathedral of Monreale (1174-82), on the heights of Palermo is a striking piece of architecture, the plan is part basilican and part byzantine and the interior obtains a certain grandness from a combination of a severe design and a rich and eclectic iconography and use of materials,which contrasts beautifully with the austerity of the facades. 
In my eyes one of the most under appreciated ecclesiastical buildings in Italy. 

pictures found at classicalmosaics.com and at chauffeurs-italy.com

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