Basilica Collegiata

Basilica Collegiata, Catania

Basilica Collegiata
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland20,660 contributions
a masterpiece of a facade
May 2019
For somebody interested in architecture, especially in the Sicilian Late Baroque, for which Catania is famous, it is impossible not to be impressed by the facade of the Collegiata in Via Etnea, just a bit north of Piazza Università.

The official name of the church is 'Maria Santissima dell'Elemosina' (from the Greek 'Eleumosine', meaning 'Mercy'), but since the service here was traditionally done by canons, it is commonly known as the 'Collegiata'.

It is a for the Sicilian Late Baroque a typical 'Campanile Facade', thus with a clocktower, which is on the third level. On the first one will see six columns and on the second a balustrade with 4 statues of saints.
Written December 30, 2019
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,501 contributions
Impressive facade, beautiful interior
Nov 2019
On of the most decorated churches in Catania. Not very big but with an impressive facade and really beautiful paintings inside. Free entrance, close to the cathedral.
Written November 20, 2019
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Dan M
Tel Aviv, Israel14,443 contributions
Beautiful church in the center of the city, that unfortunately we missed
Aug 2019
Actually we passed by it but were too tired (really hot in August) to stop and get inside.
This was a miss I realized after seeing the pictures here.

We could have used a break to refill our batteries in the heat of August while enjoying the cool atmosphere inside the church as well as admiring the many pieces of art.

Don't make the same mistake as us, and if you happen to be close to this church, take the time to go inside, I believe you won't be disappointed.
Written October 1, 2019
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MJH1
Bedfordshire, UK4,469 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
Impressive facade
Quite plain inside (not sure that’s a fair term)
Good views from the top of the rotunda of the adjacent squares and cathedral - they charge a small fee for entry to this part (and there’s a lift for those less able amongst you)
Written September 30, 2019
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Ciaojimi
Aurora, IN992 contributions
A nice church
Sep 2019 • Solo
Italy has so many churches and something drew me into this one . I found myself leaving offerings in all the boxes and then I came to this exceptional box to the right in the front of the church . Once it lit up everyone just took a seat to view this
Written September 13, 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Nice Architecture
Aug 2019
Basilica Collegiata locates on Via Etnea near to University Square. It is of Sicilian Baroque style. Very impressive as viewed from outside. We could not enter the church at the time of our visit there due to time constraint.
Written September 5, 2019
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Perkadventures
Banning, CA14,751 contributions
A Wonderful Part of Histor
May 2019 • Couples
Walking into the main plaza we noted this church and visited it to see its contents. Please leave a donation to help maintain

Looks good inside and out. Well maintained and worth a visit
Written May 28, 2019
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Stamatis K
119 contributions
Another nice baroque church in Catania
Mar 2019 • Solo
This one is free to visit and it keeps its baroque style intact. It's impossible to miss and it will be a pity if you don't give it a chance.
Written March 30, 2019
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Mert Ürkmez
Warsaw, Poland244 contributions
Not a must!
Mar 2019 • Solo
One of the good architecture like all around the city. Similar to most of the other ones. For sure you will pass in front of it as it is on Via Etnea ! Worth to see but not a must !
Written March 12, 2019
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F from NY
New York City, NY135 contributions
Nice church to visit but not a must
Jan 2019 • Couples
This is a nice church, mostly reconstructed after the 1693 earthquake. It is not breath-taking, but worth a short visit.
Written January 23, 2019
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