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Duomo di Catania

Via Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
39 095 320044
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Ranked #5 of 78 Attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

unusual combination of lava and other materials were used to build this Cathedral, and it is also on top of Roman Baths. Not especially beautiful but interesting. The piazza outside has an obelisk with a lava elephant atop.

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Tallinn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

well,I love art and more so I could not avoid the walkig around this magnific church and the square in front of it....

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Corfu, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Sicily has many striking buildings. One can consume a lot of time admiring the structure along with absorbing the history. This is a wow factor. I was stunned when I looked up the the (city up stairs)

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an amazing old building near tons of other amazing old buildings and from an architectural and historic perspective it's all very impressive. BUT - it's and awful dirty town. Pity, as I'd loved to have hung around more and looked at the architecture - but pick pockets, junkies and homeless people tend to ruin the holiday, sight seeing... More

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Central Romania, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Duomo di Catania from Sicily, Italy , is a marvelous unique architecture building! People from all over the world came there every year to visit it, take pictures and listen to the religious service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It didn't open for the hours it said in our guidebook - it'd closed by 12 noon when we tried to visit, but it stands as a fine centrepiece in this massive, bustling city. We waited and did get in at 4pm, renovation work going on, but the alter and pulpit were particularly fine, and Bellini's tomb was impressive.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Usual as our whole italy trip is on July 2014, 9 out of 10 duomo is on reconstruction. Not grand and very dim.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The chapel is lovely, I believe it's still undergoing some renovations, but the inside and outside are both worth a visit.

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Mexborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A beautiful and interesting church to look around. Outside of the cathedral is an elephant statue made fom the lava stoneof Etna. There is also a tourist train departing from outside the cathedral which takes you on a 30 minute city tour for 5 euros, with English commentary.

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Budapest, Hungary
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The outside is very stunning, but inside they are currently renovating the church which kept us from seeing the altar at all. No proper English description of where to go for tour or the tower. Closes for siesta, so go before noon or early evening. No tourist visits during holy masses, check the website of the church!

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