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Temple of Hercules

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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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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All the temple here are amazing. Worth ever Euro spent to get in the Valley of the Temples. This is just one of many to see.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cathedral City, California
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Cathedral City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the temple here are amazing. Worth ever Euro spent to get in the Valley of the Temples. This is just one of many to see.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also in the nice valley of Agrigente with his dorique ocher stone columns in front of the sea; some broken columns on the ground

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Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The site is easy to get around, well signposted and I never fail to be amazed at these ancient temples, both the structure and detail and how well they have survived the elements

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Walking beside the temples at Agrigento are an unforgettable experience. The afternoon light made it even better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The temple of Hercules is in Early Doric style and apparently it is dated as the earliet in the group in Agrigento. Check out the small tomb in the south side of the temple. It honors roman soldiers killed in the 2nd Punic War.

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Vancouver BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Of all the temples in Valle dei Templi, the Temple of Heracles (it's Grecian not Roman) is the most stark. It has been partially reconstructed from pieces and the rest of it is part of a huge pile of "rubble" that is a treasure trove for archaeologists but not of much interest to "civilians" although my wife and a couple... More 

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Thank Claret G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The Greek Agora of Agrigento is slightly slanting down. The Temple of Heracles (greek name of Hercules) is the oldest of the three and also the lowest in position. However, it has kept some of its Doric columns and commands a great view on the countryside as far as the seacoast.

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is the oldest temple at the site and the columns you see were put back up rather than having remained standing for the last 2,000 years but you can get really close unlike some of the others.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Our purpose of staying in Agrigento was to visit the Valley of the Temples, which we spent a few hours visting them. So much history, amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This Temples is the least surviving temple in the Valley of the Temples. It is still however a must to visit and has a replica statue of a giant. You can walk around most of this temple.

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