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Duomo di Siracusa

Piazza Duomo, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 57 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Oslo, Norway
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one of the most facinating church domes I've visited. A greek temple of minerva - still visible in the construction. Fantastic!

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Villar Perosa, Italy
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Huge and beautiful church , with wonderful columns from Greek temples , rich ceilings of carved wood , and a chapel with the urn of the Saint patron of the city , rich of sculptures .

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Wonderful piazza, a must visit bot day and night as it changes through the day. We sat and ate our lunch from Viola bakery by the steps of the cathedral every day and by night ate pizza - what a fantastic experience

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Beautiful building but friendly locals. Handed me hymn sheets and mass bulletin to allow me to take part in the service.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Having been to a number of churches on our trip, there is an element of critiquing that creeps in. Felt the structure was not as balanced and aesthetically pleasing as many others we saw in Sicily, but the interiors were beautiful. Again it is fascinating to see how religions make use of prior structures rather than demolish them and convert... More

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Swanage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Fascinating, majestic cathedral which we visited twice. On the first visit we hired audio guides which were very disappointing and at one point faded to nothing.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I am always astounded at how churches can be built around Greek Temples - the history here is so visible.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

People, music, food, beautiful buildings, great location near the sea. Good energy. We liked it during day time, and loved it by the evening and night, the place becomes more vibrant and alive, and very very romantic.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Fantastic duomo, but on no account get the English audio guide. It is recorded by someone who can hardly read and is laughable. It will upset you to be conned.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Siracusa is one of the greatest places on the Mediterranean. Unesco site by itself. The old town is majestic. The Duomo is a marvelous building. The main Piazza is one of the greatest squares in the western world.

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