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Stunning unadorned Norman facade

The inside is Gothic, but the wonderful old facade shows how old the building really is. The main... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
galloping_grannie
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London, United Kingdom
Smaller than others in Sicily

This cathedral is not as outstanding as others in Sicily are. When we visited, there was religious... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Anfrist
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Bucharest
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Erroneamente viene riportato come Duomo di Taormina la chiesa di S. Caterina, mentre la vera Cattedrale, intitolata a S. Nicolò di Bari, non è nemmeno recensita.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 1, 2017

We stopped off here - park in the first lower car park and catch the free bus to the village rather than try and drive into the village - on the way to Ikea in Catania. It's beautiful, busy but was very hot in very...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 4, 2015

It looks like a church more than a cathedral. Built in 1400AD, it looks like a fortress. The interior is rather simple in style. However, the cathedral square is nice and provides a stunning view over the coast and the Etna.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely church in a beautiful square. Free admission and really it only takes a few minutes to visit it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The inside is Gothic, but the wonderful old facade shows how old the building really is. The main doorway with its broken pediment sits well within the plain front, and the renaissance doorway at the side is particularly beautiful. Inside is the wonderful Byzantine Madonna...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This cathedral is not as outstanding as others in Sicily are. When we visited, there was religious service time.

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Lovely Duomo always busy and was lucky enough to see a wedding . Very old and worth a look inside but remember to take something to cover your shoulders

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Reviewed September 14, 2018

I preferred some of the smaller churches in the town to the cathedral. I was rather disappointed frankly, albeit there had been a couple of weddings so the flowers were still in full show but I didnt feel like I usually do in cathedrals. Having...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Right in the middle of the centre lies the Cattedralr di Taormina. Stunning detailed features inside makes it definately worth a visit!

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

You can’t help but look into this Cathedral on your way up the Main Street. Very quaint and if a service on at the same time even better.

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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Not a great masterpiece but some lovely carvings and paintings. A silver and jewelled piece dedicated to the Madonna is awesome.

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Reviewed August 25, 2018

Spent quite a while looking at a very impressive silver 'repousse' of the Madonna and her child, on the right hand side of the Duomo. Worthwhile going into the Duomo to look at it.

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Don't expect anything like the same grandness as the cathedrals of Monreale or Cefelu. This cathedral is tiny by comparison, and relatively plain. You'd need to be a particular fan of churches to appreciate it.

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