Bilder fra Syracusa – den hellige Lucias kirke

Min kone og jeg var på Sicilia i månedsskiftet februar/mars 2005, og i Syracusa (på sørøst-kysten) besøkte vi domkirken (med et sidekapell for St Lucia) som ligger midt i gamlebyen, faktisk er kirken bygget inne i et gammelt gresk tempel, noe man kan se tydelig på bilde to under:

Om denne kirken kan vi lese på wikipedia:

The Cathedral was built by bishop Zosimo in the 7th century over the great Temple of Athena (5th century BC), on the Ortygia island. This was a Doric edifice with six columns on the short sides and 14 on the long ones: these can still be seen incorporated in the walls of the current church. The base of the Greek edifice had three steps. The interior of the church has a nave and two aisles. The roof of the nave is from Norman times, as well as the mosaics in the apses. The façade was rebuilt by Andrea Palma in 1725–1753, with a double order of Corinthian columns, and statues by Ignazio Marabitti. The most interesting pieces of the interior are a font with marble basin (12th–13th century), a silver statue of St. Lucy by Pietro Rizzo (1599), a ciborium by Luigi Vanvitelli, and a statue of the Madonna della Neve («Madonna of the Snow», 1512) by Antonello Gagini.

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