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Main Church
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In the center of Umberto I Plaza is one of the principal sacred buildings of the city of Gela. the mother church. It was built between 1766 and 1799 on the remains of an ancient federician church, Santa Maria della Platea, and is currently devoted to the Madonna dell'Assunta. The different changes brought to the building have embellished the structure with a magnificent bell tower, in 1837, and with the insertion in the façade in neoclassic style of two orders of semicolomns with ionic and dorian type capitals (1844), both planned by an architect from Gela, Emanuele Di Bartolo. The church is characterized by a beautiful eighteenth-century dome; the inside of it is renovated to a Latin cross, it preserves precious works of art, among which there is a splendid table of clear Byzantine manufacture, representing the Madonna dell'Alemanna, protectress of the city, and another going back to the year 500, that represents the transit of the Virgin, and it is attributed to Deodato Guinaccia.


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