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St. Nicholas Cathedral

Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Noto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
112 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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42 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Bridport, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

OK. The whole city is a fascinating example of High Baroque but St Nick's cathedral is often pretty crowded with tour groups and school children. Either visit early morning or off peak or just try the outside and see what's happening... If there's nobody much around, then try inside. There's quite a bit to see and it's worth the visit... More

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surrey
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62 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a beautiful little town this is and at the centre is the San Nicolo cathedral. Stunning at night with the golden stonework lit up above the wide staircase - amazing that so much has been rebuilt since the cupola and roof collapse in 1996. The facade is wonderful, the bell and clock towers and the bronze main door are... More

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Uzes, France
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

It was quite a surprise inside as it was so light. It was painted white and had very few stained glass windows, reminding me of a Congregational chapel than a Cathedral. Severe problems in 1990s caused much damage and it was quite special to see the Cathedral in this very unadorned state.

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Barcelona, Spain
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38 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Opinion based in this Cathedral but extendable to the whole city. A complete hidden gem in South Sicily. All its baroque style is everywhere. Nice and quiet. Highly recommendable

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Not sure why the previous complaint about lack of information. There is a tourist office a little farther along the Corso which can provide maps and other information. Friendly, helpful people there. The light, bright interior is in contrast to the more intricate facade, but for me it was a pleasant contrast. For a small fee you can get a... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Its a nice walk from Noto's city entrance arc.walking at the main street one can see beautiful people, nice shops, cafes and breath taking Barroco buildings like this church! Like most sicilian barroco churchs its most beautiful from outside. Inside is quite simple compared to churchs in Firenze, Milano, Naples, etc.

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Brasilia, DF
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132 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A beautiful Baroque cathedral dedicated to St Nicholas, designed by Rosario Gagliardi, it was completed in 1776. It had its cupola collapsed in 1996, as a consequence of some inadequacy in repairs that took place after the cathedral having been damaged by earthquakes. Fortunately, it's been already restored. By the time of my visit, there was still some restoration work... More

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