Santa Maria della Catena, Palermo 

Palermo’s Santa Maria della Catena church was built in a Catalonian Gothic style in the early 16th century. It stands to the east of La Cala, now a marina for pleasure boats, but in past centuries, the city’s main port that at night would be closed using a chain. The church’s name, Saint Mary of the Chain, comes from the chain (catena). 

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