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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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This is such a lovely cathedral. There are magnificent wide steps that take you up to the entrance Inside it is surprisingly simple, white walls and modern stained glass windows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is such a lovely cathedral. There are magnificent wide steps that take you up to the entrance Inside it is surprisingly simple, white walls and modern stained glass windows, a dedication to Pope John Paul There was also an art exhibition - which was modern and quite stark and covered modern themes of torture and imprisonment which were in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was a very beautiful and big church. It was not overdone - and had some very pretty stained glass windows up high above the aisles. Also saw a newer stained glass window of Pope John Paul towards the front of the church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Noto was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693 totally destroyed the city. Outstanding Baroque architects designed the buildings, including the cathedral. The Palazzo Ducezio, directly across from the cathedral now serves as the Town Hall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When I entered this beautiful cathedral I was overwhelmed with the space and light and calm that filled the huge cathedral. I have seen many cathedrals and churches throughout Sicily and for me this is the most lovely of them all. It is by no means the most opulent, quite the opposite in fact but one can imagine inside this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Scrubbed-down Baroque interior--mostly white walls with beautifully colored medallions. Dome was replaced recently, but done in perfect harmony with the rest of the edifice. One of Noto's treasures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This centrally placed cathedral has recently been restored following the collapse of the dome.as a result there are some modern stained glass windows and the decorations are fresh and clear.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was a stunning restoration of a cathedral that kept the original design Wonderful view outside with several cafés and restaurants close by. We stopped in one to admire the outside view and have a gelato

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were group of friends, who went 10 days road trip through all Italy. This was one of our destination to see.... Too many tourists, especially Russians and French.... Go late evening if you want see beauty of Cathedral, otherwise skipped, if you dont have time....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is such a thrill to visit a cathedral restored with such skill. Some might still pine the old and musty authentic Renaissance feeling, but I prefer the freshly defined curves, the human emotions and the floral touches of this Baroque masterpiece. A well written multi lingual audio companion would have been appreciated and could help pay for the upkeep.... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is a fabulous building but they are repainting it inside....I didn't like the new paint job!! I think it is modernising an old building

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