Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime

Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime

Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime
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ianshamshey
New York City, NY1,061 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
A couple claimed they saw a statue of the Madonna crying and subsequently, a church was built on the site. Outside itbresembles a large tent but once inside, it has a peaceful aura. The crypts, side chapels, icons and tapestries are all worth investigating. The basilica sits in a large open space. There is a souvenir shop and a collectible penny machine. Well worth it if time permits.
Written June 29, 2019
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Michael T
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Aug 2014
A quick visit for some pictures may be in order given the unique architecture of the building. The santuario (sanctuary) is built to honor a statue of the Madonna (Mother Mary) that reportedly shed tears (thus "delle Lacrime, or "of the tears"). I wouldn't place it high on your list of places to visit, but if you are in Siracusa, it might be worth a quick pass by.
Written July 8, 2015
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sad_its_over
Croydon, UK88 contributions
Oct 2019
This is a new landmark for Syracuse. You can see it from miles around and it is a useful navigational aid. Inside it is peaceful and welcoming. There is no problem with you going in to sit down and absorb the atmosphere. I'm not really a fan of modern weird buildings, but this one really works.
The gardens around the building are well maintained too, and there were some lovely flowering trees when I visited in October.
Written November 6, 2019
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Jackie C
Peterborough, UK474 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited Syracuse and the Isle of Ortigia for the day. From the train station we explored Syracuse before heading to Ortigia and stumbled upon this little gem of a cathedral. Very unusual, very modern and quite beautiful. Inside is one big empty space with the chapels situated on the outside of this circular interior. Some of these chapels have been decorated with paintings done by children. You can walk downstairs to see the next level below. There is no admission charge. Highly recommend a visit this cathedral is lovely and the modern architecture is beautiful
Written April 5, 2020
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,295 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Very impressive church, modern architecture, visible from far away as it's a hundred meters high...you can visit inside too, no entry charge
Written December 5, 2021
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efekete2018
Dunakeszi, Hungary49 contributions
Sep 2019
Very nice and tall church with huge beautiful garden and trees. Easy to find. We were just walking that way and found it so also visited. Entry is free of charge.
Written October 3, 2019
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Michael K
London, UK522 contributions
Aug 2019
We arrived without being aware of the theological significance of this great basilica, which makes such an impact on the skyline of Siracusa. We soon learned that the huge, conical church is meant to resemble a teardrop; for that is its function - to provide a venue for pilgrims to come and pray at the site of the miracle of Siracusa -the weeping madonna. In August 1953 a newly married couple saw tears running down the fact of the mass-produced plaque of the virgin Mary someone had given them as a wedding present. Obviously, one's instinct is to be sceptical about this, but apparently the tears were analysed as real human tears at the time, and strictly scrutinised. The couple would have no motive for creating a fake. It is the only "weeping madonna" recognised by the Roman Catholic Church. So is there something in it? The church was conscetrated by Pope John Paul II in 1994 to house the plaque. The allegedly miraculous image is displayed and can be approached by pilgrims. The building is cavernous and strangely impressive. It has a crypt and many ancillary rooms to accommodate pilgrimages.
Written August 26, 2019
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Garrick W
London, UK33 contributions
Aug 2012 • Solo
This is probably one of the worst carbuncles that I have seen to date. The building, in its modernistic style plagues the landscape of Syracruse. What were the designers thinking when they built it!
Written August 15, 2012
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miacabrerm
Miami, FL88 contributions
Oct 2019
This church is in Siracusa, if you are staying in Ortigia it is just a 15 minute bus ride away. It is in a nice neighborhood with some nice restaurants so it was well worth the trip.
Written January 6, 2020
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Debi
South Petherton, UK153 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
I expected more from this. I thought I would be wowed by the architecture and atmosphere.
I can appreciate the architecture but there was, for me, nothing church about it
Written June 28, 2019
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