Monreale is a small city in the province of Palermo, in Sicily, Italy. It has approximately 30,000 inhabitants and is located among mountains, 2 km (12 mi) south of Palermo. The town is famous for its 12th centurycathedral. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... APSE standing for Ada Programming Support Environment is a program or set of programs to support software development in the Ada programming language. ... Palermo (It. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... City nickname: Location Location of Palermo within the island of Sicily. ... (11th century - 12th century - 13th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 12th century was that century which lasted from 1101 to 1200. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy (such as the Roman Catholic Church or the Lutheran or Anglican churches), which serves as the central church of a bishopric. ...
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Monreale is world-renowned for its cathedral, a dazzling mixture of Arab, Byzantine and Norman artistic styles framed by traditional Romanesque architecture, all combined in a perfect blend of the best that both the Christian and Muslim worlds of the 12th century had to offer.
MonrealeCathedral itself was attacked by the Muslims on several occasions, the worst attack occurring in 1216.
The castle is a twelfth-century fortress erected by the Normans.
On the mountain beyond the city is the monastery of San Martino of the Cassinese Benedictines, whose church is rich in works of art; farther on is the castle of San Benedetto, built by the Saracens.
In 1174 the abbey of Monreale was declared a "prælatura nullius"; two years later its abbot was vested with the title and jurisdiction of a bishop, and in 1182 he became the metropolitan of Catania and of Syracuse.
At first the archbishops were elected by the monks, but were not always Benedictines; since 1275, however, the election has been reserved to itself by the Holy See.
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