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Reviewed May 27, 2019

Bus not allowed into Ragusa and we walked up hill from the get off point and pasted this Item on the way into the plaza. Behind a fence to protect it from the passers by. Found it interesting but not exciting

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Interesting sculpture, much ravaged by time and the weather, to the extent that both St George and the dragon look like skeletons.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patricia F
Reviewed November 5, 2018

This Sicilian-Gothic portal with a relief showing St George Killing the Dragon survived the 1693 earthquake. It is enclosed with a gate of wrought iron. It is especially beautiful under the lights at night.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

This gate is well worth seeing, and contributes to the unique feel of Ragusa. It is especially lovely at night, when it is well lighted. The figure of St. George slaying the dragon is very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Ragusa owes its Baroque splendour to an earthquake which meant a total rebuild. This gateway to the old cathedral is all that remains of the previous building. Thanks for the memory

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The portal of St George survived(partially) the earthquake and although weathered and showing signs of wear and tear, the skill of the ancient stone masons is to behold. Look at the intricate edgings to the centre piece and you too will understand why it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Beautiful architecture to sample local architecture. Close to central places of interest and amazing views.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

The only architectural element that survived the earthquake of 1693. It give a good idea of what the medieval town must have been.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Ohifra
Reviewed June 22, 2016

The main element of the portal, the relief of St George and the dragon, is in very poor condition. However, the outermost band of the decorative orders above has charming reliefs of dragons and bent figures playing musical instruments Worth seeing for those alone

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Rod F
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Passed this way as part of walking tour of Ragusa. Surviving gothic church portal with carving of St George still just visible.

Date of experience: June 2016
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