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Duomo Santa Catarina

Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 28 attractions in Taormina
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A temple of Zeus was converted to this church with the introduction of Christianity.
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Personally, all the churches in Taormina is OK, nothing too spectacular compared to those that we seen in Palermo. They probably have lots of history behind them, but unfortunately, I couldn't find much information on them in English or French, hence we were just browsing in and out within 2 minutes of our visit. In actual fact, during our visit... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stopped by Santa Caterina while strolling through the streets of Taormina. It was very nice and worth a stop if you are walking by, but probably not worth a special trip just to see it. But it is on the way to the Greek Theatre, so you will want to stick your head in for a look.

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United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We visited Santa Caterina for a concert given by a Flute orchestra from CAtania and the church was absolutely packed - partly I think because it was a very wet evening! Just before the programme began, the presenter gave the audieace a really full and interesting history of the church in English as well as Italian. This was much appreciated.... More

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Walking along Corso Umberto in the direction of the Greek Roman Theatre is this last church in order of arrangement. I personally visited it in the evening and I can admit that it is very delicious and pleasant place to visit, not big in fact its interior is small and consists of a small central nave flanked by small wooden... More

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barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a good place to shelter from the summer heat. Many will gather on the steps of the fountain outside to watch a wedding party emerge.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Not that much to see, shall not be a main destination. If you go through Corso Umberto, it is a good idea to stop by

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Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

An old small church and not too presumptous but beautiful. Located right in the main plaza of this tourist town since the 17th century.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Taormina is filled with wonderful Roman Catholic churches. Each one has its own charm, including this one Santa Catarina. And they are all free to visit. Many have gorgeous statues, oil paintings, and mosaics. I suggest you visit any with an open door.

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Faxe
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This church is situated close to the Porte Messina. I contains come interesting old statues, including a statue of St Catarina. The exterior is not very interesting.

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Sonora
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Yep, it's actually considered a Basilica by whoever decides those things. It's been very well preserved and is incredibly built. There are signs around the church in a variety of languages explaining things about it, which we liked. The marble pillars are massive and 4 of the 6 are monolith, meaning they were cut out of one solid piece of... More

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