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  Chiesa SS. Annunziata dei Catalani  
(Provincia di Messina, Sicilia)
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Walking around the city of Messina without map, we stumbled upon this different-looking building so we went down to see what it had to offer us. It IS a church!!! It is rich in history (just google it, thanks :-) ) but to see it in person is magnificent! For someone who is keen on architecture, this is a good study!


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Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani

The Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani is a church in Messina, Sicily . It is an example of Norman architecture on Sicily.

The church dates from the 12th century, when Sicily was under Norman rule, on top of the ruins of an older temple dedicated to Neptune. The church is noteworthy as being a well-preserved example of Sicilian Norman architecture with its distinct mix of different cultural elements. The church displays influences from Arab and Byzantine architecture and also contains Roman elements. Particularly the apse is unusually well-preserved. The name of the church derives from merchants from Catalonia who established a presence in Messina in the 16th century.



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