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Once known as Cristina, the town of Castroreale changed its name when Frederick II of Aragon granted it the title of royal borough and provided it with a vast territory in recognition of the town’s loyalty during the war against the Angevins. Castroreale has retained its medieval layout, with its maze of narrow streets and alleyways, and is dotted with churches housing magnificent works of art.

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  • Castroreale Main Church

    Corso Umberto-I I - 98053 Castroreale

    The church has an elegant Baroque portal which contrasts curiously with the 16C campanile which had for a long time been used as a watchtower. The interior boasts a pretty Saint Catherine of Alexandria dated 1534 and a Saint Mary of Jesus painted by ..

  • Chiesa della Candelora

    Corso Umberto-I I - 98053 Castroreale

    Built in the 15C, this church has a plain façade with brick ornamentation and a Catalan Gothic-style portal.

  • Piazza Peculio

    Piazza Peculio I - 98053 Castroreale

    This square is named after a granary (peculio frumentario) where local inhabitants could buy wheat for a modest sum. The arch on the viewing terrace behind the Monte di Pietà is believed to have come from a synagogue in what was probably the Jewish q..

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