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Description: Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is...
Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.
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Amazing view in ancient historical heritage combined with impressions in Italian literature as Pirandello was born and living in Agrigento, located at the coast, very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing view in ancient historical heritage combined with impressions in Italian literature as Pirandello was born and living in Agrigento, located at the coast, very nice , offering inspiration

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was restored and still it is not in perfect condition, but it exudes a great atmosphere and you can get really close and take fantastic pictures. Definitely one of the sites I will not forget for a long time.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

By far one of the most amazing places on earth. And btw this is where I was born. The history and standing there is just amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Alexander Hardcastle reconstructed these pillars and did a great job with what appears to be good old London brick. His story is a lovely one though sad, and this is a good memorial for him - and the power of a passionate love and a belief in good materials

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

You cannot imagine what you feel or see when you get to this site. Words do not do it justice from the standpoint of giving you a feel for life over 2000 years ago. While you can see similar in Greece, this has a better "feel" for life at that time.

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I found this a beautiful Temple to visit along with many other ruins in the area. I thought it was so peaceful and even emotional. We had a very good guide and the history is amazing. We took a bus tour so everything was included.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Having seen the pictures online can't prepare you for the magnificence of even the ruins of this temple

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Bistrita, Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Being the first temple I've ever seen it let a powerful emotion ...Easy to get there by bus, it's important to have a guide.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you aren't going to view all the temples in the Temple Valley, I would view this one because it seemed to be the most complete one. However, it could be better maintained, and there could be alot more information posted at the site about the temple. I think that how you experience this temple will depend on the quality... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very good, if it wasn't for the Temple of Concordia possibly better. I was very impressed, our guide gave very good information but my eyes are always drawn to Concordia.

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