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Basilica Santa Lucia al Sepolcro

Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 67946
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most beautyful building

So nice church, which you must see. Quiet histrorical place with beautyful paintings. Easy to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alexandra O
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Zilina Region, Slovakia
A PLACE OF WORSHIP AND A PLACE OF HISTORY

We visited this Basilica in a group and I was dumb founded at the architectural details of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Isaac E
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London, United Kingdom
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“guided tour” (3 reviews)
“martyrdom” (4 reviews)
“caravaggio” (14 reviews)
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Piazza Santa Lucia, 96100 Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So nice church, which you must see. Quiet histrorical place with beautyful paintings. Easy to find in the town

Thank Alexandra O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this Basilica in a group and I was dumb founded at the architectural details of the ancient civilizations that left their marks for us and future generation to enjoy. I was also transfixed of the details of Caravaggio master family portrait which was...More

Thank Isaac E
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The painting is in poor condition, hung in the wrong church, and there are far too many tour guides bleating away all day long with noisy and ignorant groups. Sorry, this is art as tourism, selfie-opportunity and it's just wrong. Not one the members of...More

Thank Marcus C
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

As good as the San Giovanni catacombes but quite hard to find and three of the four sections were closed. I think three needed stablising for visitors so wasn't that dissappointed. Giude was great and the section we could see was very interesting

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

The church of Santa Lucia is a three-aisled column basilica from the 12th century. It was erected in the place where St. Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, suffered martyrdom instead of a predecessor of the 6th century. The windowsrose on the west side as...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2016

Pay your homage to St. Lucia, view the Caravaggio painting, see a somewhat austere church. Don't go out of your way.

1  Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

This little church next to the Duomo in Siracusa seems to be sort of a forgotten gem. The church is rather small in comparison to the dome but the painting in the back is well worth visit. If one wants to spend more time, ask...More

1  Thank Jorn H
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Walking back from the theatres via the Santuario we 'found' this wonderful church with the huge piazza in front - we could not stay for the catacombs and they were preparing the church with flowers for a wedding. What a building though.

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Reviewed August 17, 2016

This site should be better visited. It houses the oldest catacombs in sicily but the catacombs of san giovanni are larger and the san giovanni site houses the oldest christian worship site in sicily. The two are must sees. The kairos leaflet picked up from...More

Thank Aquinasmagister
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Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Today I had the tour guide to myself which was lovely. We went first to the small octagonal baroque church where Saint Lucia was buried at one point (her poor body got 'kidnapped' on a couple of occasions by other rulers so this is not...More

2  Thank usacobbler
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