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Cathedral of Messina (Duomo)

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Address: Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Description: This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has...
This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has retained its original medieval lines even after a long history: built under Roger II, consecrated in 1197, destroyed in the 1908 earthquake and rebuilt.
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Be there when bells go off

This was great we arrived in time for the bells ringing and the display that went with it, i have it on video and love watching it over and over.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This was great we arrived in time for the bells ringing and the display that went with it, i have it on video and love watching it over and over.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Located in the Piazza Del Duomo in the heart of Messina, this is modern cathedral by European standards, having to be rebuilt following an earthquake and bomb damage. Nevertheless it is a beautiful building. The outside is stylish, with a magnificent bell tower and the inside is most tasteful. It is a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of a bustling... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Most of the Duomo was destroyed in the great earthquake of 1908 but they reconstructed it and kept its medieval aspect. It also survived bombings during World War II. The facade is totally rebuilt,but you can see part of the the very early original portal. This is decorated with a statue of the Virgin Mary and the Infant Jesus. The... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a modern cathedral in a large open square with an impressive bell tower and astronomical clock. It is not very impressive from the outside but the interior is well worth a look.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Enjoyed the tour through the cathedral and the surrounding area. Tour guide was very informative. A lovely outside cafe nearby where you can get Aperol Spritz!

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Beautiful modern church and tower” Reviewed June 3, 2015 NEW Since the old duomo was destroyed, this one is very young by European standards. Nonetheless, the inside was beautiful and the clock tower with the astronomical clock and the figurines that move were fascinating. Visited May 2015

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit if you're in messina. The inside ceiling of the church is beautiful with decorated beams. The church itself is very beautiful and set in a large square.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Splendid building with interesting decoration and clock in the square with a fine fountain.Worth a visit.

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The cathedral is amazing for two reasons. One the beauty of the cathedral inside which is not as ornate as the Vatican for example but nevertheless is incredibly beautiful and so peaceful. The second is the most amazing bell tower which at noon shows a mechanical lion roaring, a cock crowing and Christ rising as part of a mechanical show.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Like so many others we were on a tour from a cruise ship. Of course, that means big crowds. At least initially in the cathedral and the square ... until everyone has seen it and disperses into other areas of town. Then, not crowded at all. And this is a beautiful, small town cathedral well worth visiting for Mass or... More 

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Address: Address: Messina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Messina

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