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Quarter of Torredembarra: photo description (Maqueda Quartiere)

Quarter of Makkedah, in which the eponymous street, is an old historical quarter of Palermo with many interesting attractions. So, on via Francesco Raimondi, stands the Church of Sant'agostino built in the 14th century in the Romanesque style. Its construction was sponsored influential Sicilian family La groix, whose family crest can still be seen on the facade of the building. The interior of the Church was redone in Baroque style in later centuries. The cloister of the temple, located to the left of the main entrance, in the style of Catalan Gothic. At its centre is a fountain, and in the Chapter house in one of the corners is preserved furnishings from the 13th century. In the wall of the stairs leading from the side entrance to the Church, walled ancient Roman tomb.

Close to Sant'agostino is a Capo market - a huge outdoor market where you can plunge into the atmosphere of the past Palermo. Here you can see a variety of stores to buy fresh meat, fish and Souvenirs.

Interesting building block of Makeda Malfitano Villa is located on the territory of walled Park near the Palace of Zisa. It is a typical 18th-century estate, built in the English style for the family of Whitaker, the traders of Marsala. Over the years, this luxurious Palace has hosted members of the British, Neapolitan and Italian Royal families.

You should visit the Archaeological Museum of Palermo, which occupies several buildings near the Church of San Filippo Neri in Piazza Olivella. One of the buildings of the Museum with large arched Windows Dating to the 13th century. The whole Museum complex preserves the artifacts of the Phoenician, Punic, Greek, Roman and Saracen periods of domination in Sicily. Here you can see some interesting artifacts brought back from Egypt and other countries. Of particular interest are the large floor mosaics from the ruins of Roman buildings on the Piazza Vittoria, lion heads of the Greek Church in November, sarcophagi from Villabate, a variety of pottery and coins, as well as the so-called Stone of Palermo. The latter was discovered in Egypt in the 19th century during the expedition, established by the family of Whitaker, and had to go to the British Museum, but for various reasons remained in Palermo. It is possible to see the engraved hieroglyphics depicting the life of Egyptian pharaohs.

Among the other noteworthy buildings of the quarter of Makeda worth noting Castello al Mare (Castle by the sea, built by the Normans and destroyed in the second half of the 19th century, and Teatro Massimo in Piazza Verdi is one of the most famous in Italy.