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Didn't expect it to be this big

Gerace sure loves Churches, but we were still skeptical when we read this was the biggest cathedral... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
L149VTsimonw
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12 Century Byzantine Cathedral

Naturally I was interested in the place that bears my last name. I had already discovered that the... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2016
Frank G
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Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

With origins back to the Byzantine period this church claims to be the largest in Calabria. Its worth spending time here to soak up its long history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Gerace sure loves Churches, but we were still skeptical when we read this was the biggest cathedral in Calabria. Until we went inside. You may also note a sober building style, with cleverly reused columns from the ancient city of Locri. Visited right before closing...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

Naturally I was interested in the place that bears my last name. I had already discovered that the name of the city derives from the Greek "hierax", falcon. The word disappeared in Italian and is only a last name now. According to a legend, the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Frank G
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Cool off inside this huge Cattedrale and see the museum/crypt. Notice the columns...stolen from Locri below?

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

I remember Taormina many decades ago when it was a lovely and pretty village. Now it's a chi chi tourist supermecado driven by economic forces that have stolen the heart of a once proud lion and needs but an admission turnstile to complete the desecration....More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

You feel you are in a unique and special place as soon as you arrive here. The beautiful little stone streets leading to the cathedral and the spectacular panoramas all add to the experience. A calm and meditative place to visit and well worth it.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed February 14, 2016

It is so perfect to see the historical places so well maintained adn kept origin by the citizens. The Church is shown the patrh of the history comming along the centuries!

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

The hill town of Gerace is a treasure trove dating back to the 11th century. It is like going back in time wondering through the beautiful streets where you can find artisanal stores & cafes selling the best granita you will ever taste! When you...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

The Duomo is a must if you are in Gerace and you should not miss it. Built over an older church, the Duomo has an impressive undergroung part, used as a museum, at least when I visited. The Duomo is the biggest cathedral in Calabria.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

I totally agree with the previous reviewer from Marina di Caulonia and I'd like to take the opportunity to write something more and new for TA site. Gerace stands out already for its shape like an eagle's nest overlooking the Locri plain and the Jasmine...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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