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San Lorenzo is the main church in Trapani, built in the 15th century by King Alfonso the Fifth Magnanimous. Throughout its history, the building has been rebuilt several times. In the 15th century, San Lorenzo was turned into a parish church, and in the second half of the 19th century, Gregory the Sixteenth granted it the status of a cathedral.
In 1748, the cathedral acquired its present appearance. During that period, side chapels, a bell tower and a dome were added to the building, the facade was also updated. At the turn of the XVIII – The 19th century cathedral was decorated with decorations: the stucco was created by Onofrio Noto and Girolamo Rizzo in the neoclassical style, the frescoes were by Vincenzo Manno.
The interior of the temple consists of a central nave and side chapels, which are divided by two rows of columns made of Sicilian jasper. The walls of the church are decorated with a variety of paintings on religious subjects. Here you can see the paintings `` The Crucifixion '' by Van Dyck, God the Father by Domenico La Bruna. Also of interest is the Death of Christ statue by Giacomo Tartaglia.
The main dome of the church is surrounded by small domes and supported by an original vestibule. Next to the cathedral is the Episcopal Palace.
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