The cathedral of Noto, San Nicolo, is one of the most beautiful churches in Sicily. Built in baroque style with light colors. The construction started 1694 och was finished 1703. The earthquake in december 1990 caused some structural damages, but the cathedral was restored. Due to defects in the restoring work the dome collapsed march 1996. The right pillar that supported the dome weakened and started to crumble because during restoring the earthquake damages, wrong material was used for the pillars to support the dome. Instead of blocks of stone the pillars were filled with sacks contaning river stones that caused weakness to hold the dome. Fortunately there were no victims, because the church was not open to the public that time.

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Katedralen i Noto, San Nicolo, ?r en av de vackraste kyrkorna p? Sicilien. Byggd i barockstil med ljusa f?rger. Konstruktionen startade 1694 och blev f?rdig 1703. Jordb?vningen i december 1990 orsakade vissa strukturella skador men katedralen ?terst?lldes. P? grund av brister i ?terst?llningsarbetet rasade kupolen mars 1996. Den h?gra pelaren som st?dde kupolen f?rsvagades och b?rjade smulas s?nder pga att under reparationen av jordb?vningsskadorna anv?ndes fel material f?r att pelarna skulle kunna st?dja kupolen. I st?llet f?r stenblock fylldes pelarna med s?ckar av flodstenar som orsakade svaghet f?r att h?lla kupolen. Lyckligtvis drabbades ingen f?r kyrkan var inte ?ppen f?r allm?nheten den tiden.

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The facade has typical “two side towers” from the baroque era which can also be found on the church of Versailles and similar engravings of the Saint Roch church in Paris.

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Fasaden har “tv? sidotorn” typiska fr?n barocktiden, som ?ven finns p? Versailles kyrka och liknande gravyr i Saint Roch-kyrkan i Paris.

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