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Tempio dei Dioscuri

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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Tempio dei Dioscuri, (the brothers Castor and Pollux), built 5th century BC had six columns front and back with thirteen down the sides and measured 34.12 metres x 15.86 metres... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tempio dei Dioscuri, (the brothers Castor and Pollux), built 5th century BC had six columns front and back with thirteen down the sides and measured 34.12 metres x 15.86 metres. The temple was badly damaged by the Carthaginians in 406BC and earthquakes. 19th century restorations have severely compromised the temples original appearance, as materials from different periods were used from... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I was looking at it in the view of the city of Agrigento laing behind and was thinking that even after 1000years this will still be standing, but I was not sure about the city with nowadays architecture.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Located at the northern end of the Valley of Temples high on the ridge this we tell you that you have arrived. Take a road to the east here for an entrance. This would get you to the lowest entrance. It would be a slight up. Hill walk to see the other monuments but a easy walk to the exit.

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

The Temple of Gastor and Pollux is a rebuild version of the 5thBC Temple that was destoyed by an earthquake. The temple is clearly visable fom the Giardino della Kolymbetra and its formation of the four columns include an entablature mounted over the foundings of an originary temple 31 x 13.39 m, and which would have been a Doric perypteros... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is the first temple you see if you walk to the site from the parking lot. It's a small part of the temple, only four Doric columns, reconstructed in the 19th century.

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Birkirkara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

This is the Western most temple in a series of temples in Valle dei Templi. Only a corner of the temple with four columns remains standing, but one can get a good impression of its original size by the remains in the area.

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Hockley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Part of a temple- I think this chunk was the inspiration for George Lucas Atats- like something off a film set Part of the attractions in the valley of temples- you can't see this one in isolation

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

We started our visit with the Temple of Dioscuri (Castor and Pollux, inseparable twins of the Greek mythology) at the Western side of the Valley of the Temples. This site is a modern reconstruction of the 19th century...pieces of various temples were used to create this beautiful site. Four Doric columns which date back to the 5th century BC dominate... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

In the nice Valley of Agrigente we visit also this temple who is more in ruins, but also in serene atmosphère.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

There are only four columns left of this beautiful temple, a corner of the temple. But if the sky is pitch blue, you'll get great pictures here! Several smaller ruins surround it.

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