In the pictures are shown the central apse and the remains of a door of the fortified walls. According to Schwarzs ideal reconstruction, this is a church of Norman inspiration, probably of the Calvados type, filtered through Calabrian experiences. Originally it was constructed with three columned naves, which end in a presbytery with the same number of adjacent apses: two were lateral, on the projecting arms of the transept, and one was a pre-eminent central one. The present aspect is the result of various transformations over time. The central part, with apse, is today the most defined of the original structure.
Pensabene, "La cattedrale normanna di Mazara" in A SS,53 Palermo, 1933
Melo Minnella Palermo