large chapel

The large chapel is the part of the church which corresponds with the area where the choir is located, between the transept and the apse. It is usually called this due to its elongated dimensions, suitable to hold the choral stalls, depending on the number of monks. In some churches, the large choir chapel is located behind the high altar, separated by a wall with two side doors. In the case of the Cefalù Cathedral, the large chapel corresponds with the Bema.