The Basilica-Sanctuary of Maria Santissima Annunziata (also called 'Madonna 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.
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.References:
Goryōkaku (五稜郭) (literally, 'five-point fort') is a star fort in the Japanese city of Hakodate on the island of Hokkaido. The fortress was completed in 1866. It was the main fortress of the short-lived Republic of Ezo.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Ayasaburō and Jules Brunet. Their plans was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. The fortress was completed in 1866, two years before the collapse of the Tokugawa Shogunate. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
The fort was built by the Tokugawa shogunate to protect the Tsugaru Strait against a possible invasion by the Meiji government.
Goryōkaku is famous as the site of the last battle of the Boshin War.