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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful stunning just make sure you go either in the morning or afternoon as they close for between 1 and 430.

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Cologne
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20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did the tour to have the view from the top. Be careful to check closing times of the duomo. I believe on Thursday afternoon it was closed, so we came back Friday morning. Enjoyed a stunning view.

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Limoges, France
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The cathedral was rebuilt several times due to eruptions and earthquakes, that is why today it is very sober : a little bit too "white" for me. But the organ and the altar are very beautiful.

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Ramuciai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were very much enjoyed to visit Duomo di Catania. One of additional sentiments to visit it was the Godfarther's Capo del Capi virtual presence there. Duomo decoration is sober but very much elegant .3 seats are placed at the main altar. So we decided that the board of Capo consisted of 3 persons...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Large interesting church and buildings set in Duomo square where the elephant fountain is... a nice place to relax and take some photos. you also catch the fun train and city tour bus from here.

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