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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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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Old boys trip to Sicily

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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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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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I thought it was a shame that there isn't more explanation at the temple of what you are seeing. For that you have to go to the main archaeological centre.

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There are many beautiful sites in the valley of temples, some better than others. This one is one of the least well renovated / maintained. However, I find that it is a nice part of the entire valley.

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Msida, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Part of the valley of temples included in one price of 5 euros for under 25s, (10 euros for above 25s.) Lovely but it was ruined by preservation work using cement and bricks. It could do with some investment to renovate it fully and preserve the blocks better.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Not because of its scale -- it was massive -- but because it is almost entirely in ruins. Only a few columns have been restored, and it is a poor cousin to the Concord and Juno temples.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

By itself this Temple would be a tribute to the ancient architects and builders, but within the Valley of the Temples it is just another marvel of antiquity. Don't tell Hercules I said so, but the other temples are a little more impressive.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Most:Alexander Hardcastle lived in the villa just adjoining. Presumably he used his considerable personal wealth to raise up these 8 sensational columns. Least: No more restoration has been achieved since his original work was completed.

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

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