Madonna of Trapani
The Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata
(also called "Madonna of Trapani
") is a Roman Catholic
church and minor basilica
, dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel
, in Sicily
It is included in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trapani
Was originally built by the Carmelite Order
in 1315–1332 and rebuilt in 1760.
The church houses the skull of Saint Albert of Trapani
in a silver statue crafted in the 18th century, and the relics of Clement of Ancyra
Statue of the Madonna
It houses a marble statue of the Madonna of Trapani (Our Lady with Child), which might be the work of Nino Pisano
The statue is life-size, weighs 12 tons and is 165 cm high. To her left she is holding the baby Jesus.
The ancient convent today is the "regional museum Agostino Pepoli", one of the most important Sicilian museum.
Category:Basilica churches in Sicily
Category:Baroque architecture in Sicily
Category:18th-century Roman Catholic church buildings