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Temple of Dioscuri (Tempio dei Dioscuri)

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Temple of Dioscuri

In the nice Valley of Agrigente we visit also this temple who is more in ruins, but also in serene atmosphère.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the nice Valley of Agrigente we visit also this temple who is more in ruins, but also in serene atmosphère.

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Thank Manuela L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

There are only four columns left of this beautiful temple, a corner of the temple. But if the sky is pitch blue, you'll get great pictures here! Several smaller ruins surround it.

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Bad Hindelang, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This temple is on the Western side of Valley of the Temples, and if you are short of time, I would recommend just visiting the Eastern zone, which has three much more impressive temples. Apart from Temple of Dioscuri, there is little to see on the Western zone.

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Thank Susannah P
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

You would not travel for hours and pay good money to see this ruin but as part of the complex it has some interest and it is the first temple that you will see having walked up from the ticket office

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Whoever semi rebuilt this fallen temple did not understand the periods of history and those use different stones from different eras when the reconstructed this partly raised structure

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This remains of this temple are reconstructed from other temples. They clearly demonstrate the methods used in construction of Temples and are definitely worth looking round.

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Thank steamermike
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Whilst comprised of pieces from other buildings and probably never dedicated to Dioscuri, these four columns and rubble give a good impression of building techniques and scale. The ruins are interesting to wander round and this area leads you into the marvellous secret gardens of Kolymbetra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The temple is said to have served as a meeting place for the Roman Senate and the front of the podium served as a speaker's platform. The temple was completely reconstructed and enlarged in 117 BC and again restored temple in 73 BC. What we see today has been restored again by Tiberius after a major fire destroyed it. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This temple is at the bottom of the valley and very small. As you walk up or come down the valley you can easily spot it from a distance and walk away without getting too close.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This site came at the end of our walk down the valley as the bus picked us up here. Others may start here and you will find more substantial temples further up the valley.

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