"Cathedral interior 7. The crossing." Monreale Things to Do Tip by hquittner

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  The stalactite ceiling
by hquittner

Unlike most nave-transept churches this crossing does not have a dome. The central transept area is large and its walls are devoted to mosaics of the Life of Christ (see Tip). It is covered over by a wood ceilng restored in the 19C. It differs from the rest of the roof in that this is of stylized stalactites in the Moorish manner.

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  • Written May 11, 2005
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