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Portale di San Giorgio

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Address: Via dei Normanni, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Medieval Norman church doorway

This is a rare Sicilian medieval Norman church doorway that survived the major earthquake in 1693. It shows St George killing the dragon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 22, 2015
Cairo, Egypt

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is a rare Sicilian medieval Norman church doorway that survived the major earthquake in 1693. It shows St George killing the dragon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

worth to walk all the way down the Ibla , history at his best , this site is over two thousand years old

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Going up a narrow, meandering, twisting road, in places large enough for two people, yet the odd car would squeeze through honking its horn! I found it amazing that the Portale di San Giorgio and the cathedral was still standing. Doesn't subsidence exist here? It has been well maintained and inside Saint George has pride of place as you enter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This portal was preserved, after the devastating 17th c earthquake, which flattened southern Sicily, and its gothic style is somewhat unique, amidst the reconstructed baroque town.

Thank frenchteddywww
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The only part of the old cathedral which has been retained following its destruction by the 1693 earthquake

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Some high quality carving in a variety of styles survives on what was a doorway to a duomo that was otherwise lost in the 1693 earthquake. An interesting if brief stop on a walking tour of the town.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ancient doorway set off a piazza near the park. This doorway is one of the few remaining structures left after the famous earthquake.

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

In Ragusa Ibla next to the 'Villa' (as the Sicilians call their public gardens) you'll find the remains of the ancient church of San Giorgio to not confuse with the Duomo in the main piazza in Ibla. It was built around the XII century and is a beautifull example of Gotic-Catalan style. Of the old church is left only the... More 

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