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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 57 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Caravaggio's painting 'the burial of st lucia' has all the expected attributes particularly the treatment of light. its only there for anothermonth before going back to its usual home just out of town,

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Any church housing a Caravaggio painting is worth a visit in my opinion. A bit disappointed at accessibility of painting. Can only view from behind a cordoned off area at least 10 ft from it. Plus the stand holding information about it was right in the centre of the viewing area. At the bottom of the church, various images from... More

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Pebble Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

As others have said, it is all about the Caravaggio painting - The Burial of St Lucy, who was martyred here in 304 AD.

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It is not his most impressive work but, to be fair to him, it was conducted in haste. You can see elements of his 'Taking of Christ' in the figures surrounding the burial of St Lucy.

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sanctuary cove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The church us deconsecrated but Caravaggio's masterpiece The Burial of St Lucy is above the altar, in the place for which it was painted. You must see it. It's that simple. There are other art works here as well, but St Lucy takes the cake.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was a true history lesson. Again in Ortygia duomo, this place is one of the best spots in Sicily to leave you speechless. The church isltself is like many other in this region, beautiful, you cannot miss it if just standing in any part of the Duomo. Going inside is an expirience that is hard to explain and even... More

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TIRANA, ALBANIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

the Santa Lucia church is a simple church but majestic at the same time. it is impressive with its simplicity and especially with the Caravaggio painting above its altar.

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london
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

For the time being Caravaggios wondeful tender Burial of Saint Lucy is squeezed above the altar, although it wasn,t intended for this church its a great setting and for a small contribution you can have it to yourself on some days. They play music in the church which is not obtrusive and matches the setting. If you get a chance... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Very reccomended as you can see the architectural evolution of two milleniums compressed into one monument. It is well worth paying for the audio guide and taking your time to absorb the atmosphere and data.

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It is a smaller version of Catacombs of St. John. It is accessible by the church, we can see the tunnels of the cemetery hidden underground.

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