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Admission to Benedectine Monastery of Saint Nicola
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Admission to Benedectine Monastery of Saint Nicola
from $8.34*
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Il Monastero di San Nicolo l'Arena di Catania (#monasterocatania), gioiello del tardo barocco siciliano e tra i complessi benedettini piu' grandi d'Europa. L'edificio monastico, che nasce nel '500 e si sviluppa fino ai giorni nostri, e' un esempio...more
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Piazza Dante 32, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 710 2767
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We could have spent all day wandering around the expansive buildings and grounds of the monastery, but instead spent almost two lovely hours. Terrific venue for photography and architecture lovers! There is an amazing library and wide interior marble steps that lead you to floors...More

Thank Catc1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Monastero Dei Benedittinii on a very hot day in June. The cloisters, as seen from the inside are lovely. We did not take a tour and were therefore unable to enter the cloisters, much to our disappointment. Walking the long hallways, seeing...More

Thank jsand
Reviewed 1 week ago

what a beautiful building very peaceful ,amazing restorations giving you the story of its history ,with this was an unexpected visit and a delite

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely worth the tour, especially if you have a good guide like the one we had ( I forgot her name). Long corridors, some stairs, remains of roman houses, garden, monastery, baroque architecture, beautiful ceilings, you get it all. I highly recommend this visit.

Thank Koksijde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours exploring this sprawling monastery and its adjacent church. Well worth the time for viewing the interior courtyard, the mural work, the large, modern church - a quiet oasis in this busy city.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent value for €5.00. The portraits and ceiling were exceptional. However the English version of the Audio guide was was poor, in that the pronunciations were not of an acceptable standard.

Thank slatsno1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very organised visits with the good guides. Is in excellent condition the art works on the ceilings quite stunning. I enjoyed the visit and took my time to understand what was being depicted.

Thank 859iainh
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

I am from Catania, I visited the Monastero dei Benedettini time ago alone and without a guided tour. Now I was there again with a guided tour and experience was definitely different: my advise is to invest the only 7€ and book a guided tour....More

Thank Ignazio B
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

When we got there the guys were very friendly charging only €3 each, the kids get in free.. we walked up to the top with amazing views as pictured from the Monastery roof you can see for miles we didn’t want to leave.. the only...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed May 31, 2018

carmelo gave a great english language tour of this huge beautiful monestery that is now part of the university

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Eileen W
March 22, 2018|
Response from Officine C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Dear Eileen W, if you want further information to book the english guided tour, you may contact us by calling the following numbers: +39 0957102767/+39 3349242464 You can reach the monastery from the cruise port easily on... More
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March 28, 2017|
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Response from BBA2012 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are on the hour. They are in Italian but you are given an English script to read as you go around