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The Cathedral of San Gerlando is a Roman Catholic church built in the 11th century. The church was consecrated in honor of St. Jerland and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The basilica is located at the top of a cliff in the center of the historic city.
The church was built by Bishop Gerlando, who was subsequently declared a saint. His relics are currently kept in the chapel of the cathedral in a silver shrine.
Throughout the history of its existence, the church has undergone many alterations and today the building traces features of various artistic and architectural styles - baroque, Norman, Renaissance and Gothic.
The bell tower of the church deserves special attention, the construction of which was started in the 15th century, but was never completed. Interesting: the window frame, made in the Arab-Norman style, the painted wooden ceiling and the baroque balcony.
One of the most memorable features of the cathedral is the Gothic portico. The interior of the basilica is decorated with sculptures, frescoes and tombstones.
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Topic: Cathedral of San Gerlando in Italy, resort of Sicily.