View from the church of San Matteo, Palermo, Sicily 09 Mar 2017
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The green dome of the Palermo Cathedral is visible from the Chiesa di San Matteo (Church of St Matthew) in Palermo, Sicily. Unlike most churches, San Matteo is not located on a grand piazza. Instead, it is located on the narrow Via Vittorio Emanuele, the oldest street in the city.
The church was built between 1633 and 1664 with donated funds from noble families; constructed in Baroque architecture and decorated with works from various Sicilian artists.
Palermo Cathedral was built in 1185 using Norman architectural styles but has had many additions and alterations since. It now incorporates Baroque, Moorish, Gothic and Neoclassical architectures with the original Norman style. If you're looking to explore Sicily's finest sites this summer, get in touch with Insight Guides' local experts, who can plan your holiday from start to finish.