Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata

Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata

Chiesa della Badia di Sant'Agata
4.5
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9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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GRAHAM C
Dunton Green, UK860 contributions
Sep 2022
A typical Italian church with a beautiful altar BUT for 5euros there is a spiral staircase up to the roof with wondrous views of the city overlooking Piazza del Duomo, the harbour and Mt etna in the distance. It is a must when in the Piazza. Closes at 12.30 most days. Warning - the climb up is steep, there is a secondary half-way point with a lovely bell to see and if you are not good on your pins do not try it. One way up and the same way down. Narrow with no real passing points. BUT WORTH THE EFFORT. Enjoy.
Written October 8, 2022
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ram88doc
Navarre, FL266 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Basilica of Saint Agatha is next to the Cathedral of Catania. This Baroque style church is worth visiting to see the beautiful frescoes and paintings. Entry into the church is free. The highlight is taking the narrow, winding stairs to the roof for the amazing views. The climb will cost you 5 euros per person. We went early in the morning and were the only ones on the roof.
Written September 8, 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,820 contributions
Dec 2022
This Baroque church used to be part of an abbey (badia) complex. Built after the 1693 earthquake it features a huge facade directly at streetlevel. For me the highlight of the church is the sculpture of Agatha. She looks ahead in an almost glorious manner, as if torture and death could not touch her. According to legend she came ta a tragic end. Both her breasts were cut off, but she retained virginity and faith. Catholic legends can be very bloody, fortunately the sculpture shows no signs of torment.
Written January 13, 2023
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ian1811
Scotland, UK580 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
While you are in the Duomo Square take the short walk to the Badia Di Sant Agata. Not overly a lot to see inside but it's worth paying to go up to the roof! From there you are greeted with fantastic views over the city in all directions, and you can get your bearings for visiting other places as well. The times for up the Cupola 9 - 10.30am & 3.30 - 6pm
Written April 19, 2023
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Natalia_Yusupova
Krakow, Poland124 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Best place to start the Etna experience. Catania has plenty of magnificent buildings, and when you wish to escape of their captivity, this is the best place to go and have a view over that majesty.
Written August 25, 2018
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Thank you, it is very good for us to read appreciations from visitors from all over the world and we are happy you keep a good memory of Catania and our church. Best regards
Written October 20, 2019
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Sue G
Denver, CO89 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
This is a small elegant church. Inside is bright, beautiful, uncluttered, unusual for a baroque church. The marble colors and patterns can be appreciated clearly. Then pay to go to the Dome. The steps are very manageable, The first set of stairs brings you to a plaza on the church roof. There are another smaller set of stairs that bring you to the rim of the dome. The views are unobstructed over the city, of Mt. Etna, the port and sea , and of course, the main square. The church sits in a corner of piazza de duomo and offers better views than the cathedral dome.
Written February 11, 2017
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Florin P
Bucharest, Romania142 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
you should go to the top floor of the church, we took the elevator and then a few stairs. the view is 360 degrees and breath taking. you have the whole city at your footsteps, you can take great pictures, or enjoy a 10 minute break on the roof sitting on the marble in the warm wind
Written June 11, 2019
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Thank you, it is very good for us to read appreciations from visitors from all over the world and we are happy you keep a good memory of Catania and our church. Best regards
Written October 27, 2019
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fergdawgster
Tacoma, WA106 contributions
Oct 2019
You cannot get a better view of Mount Etna from anywhere in Catania. Serious. This is the best kept secret in the city. I was there at 09:30 when they opened the entry to the cupola dome, and there was literally no one else there to go up. Wow.

Also, the cost to go up is 3 or 4 euros, a bargain.
Written October 18, 2019
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Thank you for your review. You chose one of the best moments for the visit, and we are so happy to read how much you enjoyed it. Best regards
Written October 27, 2019
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wishibryan
Las Vegas, NV29 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
A beautiful and wonderous Cathedral dedicated to the Patron Saint Agatha. A must see event, and plan to spend a little more time admiring the beautiful interior and altars.
Written October 1, 2018
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Juli Bee
Berlin, Germany10 contributions
Feb 2020
Happy to have found out about this attraction. To me, climbing up that tiny staircase to find that view of Catania all for myself was well worth the 5€ entry fee.
Written February 4, 2020
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We are happy to read your kind words. Thanks a loro. Best regards
Written March 1, 2020
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