The Maredolce park falls within the Parco Vecchio (Old Park), in the southern countryside of the Palermo plain, and is home to the Favara castle. The origin of the castle is controversial, however, as it may have been a new building commissioned by Roger or simply a restoration of pre-existing architecture. In fact, the palace is stylistically similar to the Fatimite architecture of North Africa, with the exception of the Byzantine-style chapel.