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Syracuse Cathedral

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Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although not as visually splendid as Monreale, or Palermo, this cathedral has an interesting past with part of a Greek temple being included in the structure. It has a Caravaggio painting in it that depicts Saint Lucia at the time of her death. It’s a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is built on the site of a Greek temple with pillars dating back to around 300 BC. This made for a bit more interesting visit if you’re tired of the usual church tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On December 13 (St Lucy's Day) and on the first Sunday in May, the large silver statue of Santa Lucia is carried in a grand procession to the nearby Church of Santa Lucia. If you can time your visit, it is worth it.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It quite well maintain, clean and nicely preserved piece of history. A beautiful cathedral with a stunning facade. I really didn't like you have to pay for the enrance, after all it is a religious place. Anyway a few meters down there is also a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute highlight is the statue of St Lucia ! Honestly not aware she was from Siracusa. And it seems like it is only a few weeks she is for public display. Otherwise the cathedral and the area around is very nice..

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My forth time in Ortigia and stil impressed by the place. If you like arhitecture and history that's the place for you în Sicily.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must see. The church has lots of history and the Piazza area has much to offer. There is an archeological site that you should also visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BergenTravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we could not have a lot look inside because it was already closed. Entrance is with a fee. The building is very beautiful. The Fundaments are Roman.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank delpolito2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is built on the base of a Roman temple dedicated to Athens whose pillars are still integrated into the walls of the lateral aisles. Ordinarily closed to visitors The Chapel of the Holy Sacrament is open on the Holy Wednesday day of our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 15rouges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing in one of my favourite Italian cities is this amazing building with an interesting history.. You must listen to the audio.

Date of experience: August 2018
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