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“An unusual Duomo” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Duomo di Siracusa

Duomo di Siracusa
Piazza Duomo, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 61 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Plymouth
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“An unusual Duomo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This Cathedral (Santa Lucia) was built on the site of a Greek temple dedicated to Athena, and in its construction some of the components of the Greek temple, mainly the columns, were incorperated into the new Cathedral.The original Greek columns which supported the roof of the temple now support the Cathedrals roof. Having visited many Cathedrals we can say that this was one of the most unusual.
The fascade in its lovely yellow stone (and Greek columns) just glows in the sunshine and positioned on the Piazza Duomo, a very elegant square, is a sight not to be missed

Visited January 2013
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“Wingbeats of prehistory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Baroque on the outside, ancient Greek on the inside. But if only they'd restore the organ! Fairly decent bars opposite, but tnohing to write home about.

Visited April 2012
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“Duomo di Siracusa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

was lovely and easily accessed. it is a must see on your travels to ortygia and the area of Siracusa

Visited December 2012
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“The History And Majesty Of This Structure Is Very Moving!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My wife and I attended 2012 Christmas Mass at IL DUOMO and were very moved by the experience. We are in Ortigia for a few weeks and have visited the piazza and the the church often. Both are a must-see when in the area.

Visited December 2012
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“Great meeting spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Like in every Italian town there is always a "Duomo" in the City's center. This one was one of my favorites. There are two pretty 2 churches, a big one and the small one in the "corner", with the man playing the accordion usually by it. If you go the "that small Church" you can enjoy the free viewing of Caravaggio's painting.

Visited September 2012
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