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Address: Corso Umberto I 120, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Amazing Baroque Facade

This is a pretty amazing building! There is an impressive flight of steps up to the amazing baroque façade. There is also a fantastic view of the town from the top of the steps... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hessle, United Kingdom
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Hessle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty amazing building! There is an impressive flight of steps up to the amazing baroque façade. There is also a fantastic view of the town from the top of the steps too. We had to pass a beggar/tramp to go Inside. Here is more WOW! The ceiling is amazing and the whole interior too. It is well... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This church is in the center of Modica and was reconstructed 300 years ago after the major earthquake. It has a monumental staircase leading to a beautiful facade ornate with many saints and has a classic baroque inside. For a good view of the church outside you can cross the street and after an arch climb through the old jewish... More 

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

I liked the Duomo (San Giorgio) but I like this church much more. It was much more visually appealing to me- more works of art throughout church. Plus, I liked all the exterior statues of the Saints. Must See!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This is a very beautiful church. But the real value from visiting it is a breathtaking view from the entrance. You can see the whole city and it's really impressive

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

You really need to be studying seriously to get the best out of all the churches.Seen from the outside only, more steps more architecture! Why do they need so many churches?

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We really enjoyed touring around the baroque churches in this area. Though they are plentiful, their design and artistry is incredible. No wonder this place is a world heritage site.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

It's impossible to miss this imposing Baroque Church in the middle of the main Corso Umberto I street. A monumental flight of steps with great Baroque statues of Apostles leads to it. The interior is perfectly decorated in marble floor, fantastic stucco and paintings. Free to visit.

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Ljubljana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

San Pietro curch is easy to visit. It is on a "ground" level in Modica. (rest of churches are few steps higher). We very lucky that weding was hold at time we have visited. It was nice view to stairs with newly married couple and their friends. Inside church is very nicely painted.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

All the pews and front of church were Full of schoolchildren and dignitaries when we visited. Large, highly decorated, many side altars. Preferred St Giorgio up the hill.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I read about this Church in Lonely Planet. Sorry to say that LP makes a big deal about the steps,,.but they got it wrong this time (I love LP books) the walk up is quite easy unless of course you do have limited use of your legs. The church is very impressive looming over you as you make the ascent.... More 

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