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Duomo di Catania

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Address: Via Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39 095 320044

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Interesting sculpted metal lectern and altar

What I was very impressed with was the lectern that was sculpted metal with many reliefs on it. The altar also had similar carvings. Lots of details on both of them. Impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

What I was very impressed with was the lectern that was sculpted metal with many reliefs on it. The altar also had similar carvings. Lots of details on both of them. Impressive duomo.

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harrogate north yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The cathedral sits within a large square in the centre of town. The buildings are black and white and made of lava stone. Unique and worth a visit. Town centre is compact for walking.., but we did notice the little tourist train in the square if you find walking is limited.

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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The church is beautiful but the people attending the morning mass are very noisy and they are only interested in the statue of St Agatha

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Malta
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This imposing Cathedral, in typical dark, Catanese Baroque Houses the most venerated saint in all of Catania - Sant'Agata. The Catanese celebrate her feast from February 3-5 when the procession lasts for 36 hours or more. An event not to be missed!!

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I was not real impressed with Catania! This Duomo though was spectacular! The cathedral there was so gorgeous! I finally also found the rosary's I had been looking for and they were not expensive either! Sold them in the cathedral. Were very pretty too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The duomo di Catania, is truly spectacular! It was majestic and well preserved. Truly a hidden gem. If you visit in the summer make sure to see the procession of the partitioned saint of the city, Saint Agatha. A very different experience.

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Perth, Western Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the area take a stroll past and have a quick glance inside, the exterior is more majestic than the interior. You don't need to spend a lot of time here.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Amazing, extraordinary. It is worth taking a stroll inside, but outside the architecture is very beautiful.It is in the main square, so you won't miss it.(Well, you shouldn't!)

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Massachusetts, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I got a chance to see this Cathedral during the day and then at night, lit up with a full moon over it. I just fell in love with the facade. The interior is...the interior (and I can't say that the Patroness of Catania's story is a pleasant one). If you like Cathedrals, go ahead and go in...it is the... More 

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Aberdeen
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Probably had seen to many cathedrals by the time we saw this one, but only bit of interest in my opinion was Bellini's grave. You obviously will pop in if in Catania, as far more interesting things round about the Cathedral so you will be in the area but 5 mins will do.

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