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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is...

Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.

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I saw these columns several times. At night they were particularly magical as they were lit up. A must see while in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I saw these columns several times. At night they were particularly magical as they were lit up. A must see while in the area.

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Valhalla, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out of the 3 main temples in The Valley of the Temples that are still standing, this is the one that is the least intact. There are still some columns standing and you can imagine what it looked like in it's glory

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The columns that are all that remain, a bit thicker at the base and not as elegant as its valley counterparts that came later, but a sense of the majesty of this temple is still evident despite its meager remains. Imagination and a good guide will make this space come alive.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tempio di Ercole/Temple of Hercules/Heracles, built 510BC had six columns front and back with fifteen down each side, measured 73.992 metres x 27.788 metres. This is the oldest temple on the site and there are only nine columns left, eight were re-erected on the southern side in the early 1920’s. All the temples on the site are magnificent regardless of... More 

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Of all the temples along the walk through the Valley, the temple of Hercules stands tall - I could see it from several places throughout the city. Architecturally and artfully - one can imagine the people worshipping here.

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Roswell, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This temple is still worth seeing even though it is not as preserved at Concordia. It is one of the oldest Doric temples. It is located about in the middle of the valley.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

to stop here......although the only remains are the eight giant columns. Actually, with the way we came in to the Park.......we stopped here first. And there is SO MUCH more to come!

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Free sight but not worth seeing by itself. Part of entire Valley of the Temples tour and, in that context, good.

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Dating back to 600 BC you can marvel at the eight giant columns that have been reinstated anfd they provide a wonderful set of shadows during the setting sun

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Again, when visiting Agrigento, this site must be visited. Guide is recommended in order to obtain the history surrounding the site and comfortable shoes must be worn.

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