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Monreale Cathedral

The Cathedral of Monreale (near Palermo, Sicily) is one of the greatest monuments of Norman Romanesque architecture. Construction began in 1174, initiated by the Norman King William II. It was elevated to the rank of metropolitan cathedral in 1182 by Pope Lucius III. Construction was not completed until 1267. The entire interior of the cathedral is decorated in Byzantine mosaics.

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Taken on June 21, 2015