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Italy Chiesa di San Domenico (The Church of Saint Dominic)

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The origin of the building dates back to the Middle Ages. A first Dominican church was built on this site between 1280 and 1285. The church was in Norman–Gothic style.

At the beginning of the 15th century the medieval church became too small for the needs of a growing community of believers. For this reason the friars sought the financial aid of Pope Martin V and of the wealthiest families of Palermo. A new church was built in Renaissance style but this building also became too small. Therefore, in 1630, the Dominicans of Palermo commissioned architect Andrea Cirrincione to build a new church. Ten years after, on 2 February 1640, there was the groundbreaking ceremony. The work required many decades. The Baroque façade was completed in 1726, while the left bell tower dates from 1770.

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Palermo is a big city and traffic and parking can be difficult, so public transport, taxi or walking are recommended.
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 06:08 - 20:17 | current local time: 16:42
Locations PalermoCisily
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