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Duomo di Catania

Via Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
39 095 320044
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Ranked #5 of 76 attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Preston, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The front of the cathedral is very imposing with beautifully carvings, a dome & bell tower. I found the inside rather restrained with the most decorous parts being the chapels and the paintings in the isles.

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San Gwann, Malta
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82 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It has been a few years since I have last visited Catania and visiting the Duomo again brought back lots of nice memories.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We considered this visit to be very expensive for the 10 mins we were given in the Cript. It could have been so interesting with a proper guide. One of the group did not speak Italian so lost out even more. They need to have guides who speak other languages.

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