Cattedrale di San Nicolò
Cattedrale di San Nicolò
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  • Claude M
    Vence, France960 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The interieur is very new
    Visited this church as part of a city walking tour. The interior was redone in the late 1990's after the dome collapsed. In a way it gives an idea of what these churches look like when they were new. The interior is well decorated with nice frescoes and stained glass windows who represent famous saints (Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Outofdodge_10
    Santa Fe, New Mexico1,350 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Cathedral in Noto, Sicily
    Built in the 1700's, the Cathedral of st. Nicholas is an excellent example of Noto's baroque buildings. The facade is a gorgeous limestone that is seen throughout the area and mainland Italy. Several artists, including Bruno d’Arcevia, were commissioned for several artworks including sculptures and frescoes on the Dome. The Dome itself is neoclassical due to reconstruction after a collapse. The exterior is certainly the standout, but it's worth a look inside.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 7, 2023
  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada4,655 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UNESCO are never wrong...
    Sicilian Gothic church completed in 1776. The exterior is stunningly built in the traditional limestone of the area. With its two side towers and central dome behind, it stands out impressively enough to be designated an UNESCO WHS. The inside was redone in white recently after 1990’s earthquake and remains with 3 naves in the shape of a latin cross. Somewhat understated, there’s still some striking artwork inside; paintings of Costantino Carasi, Giovanni Bonomo and Raffaele Politi, significant sculptures, frescoes and religious works. The grand stairs leading to the actual church gives it additional presence and makes for an impressive visual. It's worth your time. UNESCO are never wrong...
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 10, 2024
  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,846 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The exterior of this cathedral is so monumental!
    The construction of this imposing cathedral, dedicated to Saint Nicholas was finished in 1776. We wanted to visit it to see the interior. To be honest, after the numerous steps leading to the entrance and the grandiose facade, we expected a little more inside. We learned later that the lack of decoration could be the fact that in 1996 large part of this cathedral collapsed because it was weakened by an earthquake in 1990.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2024
  • 301lisa33
    Coventry, United Kingdom1,955 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    fabulous façade
    This cathedral has a fabulous façade - a classic view - and fantastic staircase leading to its elevated entrance. Internally it is much simpler but it is light and bright with colourful frescoes. Much is a modern reconstruction after a severe earthquake.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2024
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is beautiful, inside and out. The wide steps give a strong presence from the street. The decoration is not as ornate as some other churches in Ragusa or Modica, but still beautiful.

Great perspective from Palazzo Ducezio across the street.
Written August 6, 2021
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Outofdodge_10
Santa Fe, NM
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Built in the 1700's, the Cathedral of st. Nicholas is an excellent example of Noto's baroque buildings. The facade is a gorgeous limestone that is seen throughout the area and mainland Italy. Several artists, including Bruno d’Arcevia, were commissioned for several artworks including sculptures and frescoes on the Dome. The Dome itself is neoclassical due to reconstruction after a collapse. The exterior is certainly the standout, but it's worth a look inside.
Written October 7, 2023
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Claude M
Vence, France
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Visited this church as part of a city walking tour. The interior was redone in the late 1990's after the dome collapsed. In a way it gives an idea of what these churches look like when they were new.

The interior is well decorated with nice frescoes and stained glass windows who represent famous saints (Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa).
Written September 23, 2023
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301lisa33
Coventry, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This cathedral has a fabulous façade - a classic view - and fantastic staircase leading to its elevated entrance. Internally it is much simpler but it is light and bright with colourful frescoes. Much is a modern reconstruction after a severe earthquake.
Written May 7, 2024
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The construction of this imposing cathedral, dedicated to Saint Nicholas was finished in 1776. We wanted to visit it to see the interior. To be honest, after the numerous steps leading to the entrance and the grandiose facade, we expected a little more inside.
We learned later that the lack of decoration could be the fact that in 1996 large part of this cathedral collapsed because it was weakened by an earthquake in 1990.
Written April 28, 2024
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ianx17489
Inverurie, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
It's quite stunning and impressive from the outside. The grand stairs leading up to the baroque building is quite impressive. The interior although understated compared to other cathedrals is still wonderful. It's no surprise this area of Noto achieved UNESCO status.
Written November 11, 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is the wonderful town of Noto, in the Siracusa area, south east of the Sicily Island. The Cathedral is baroque bijou.
Written August 26, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
Noto is a little town in the south east side of Sicily Island, in the Siracusa area. In Noto the are a lot of attractions witness of the enchanting siciliano Baroque.
Written September 21, 2019
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Alexander M
London, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
The Italians know how to build baroque churches. This is not an exception. But what means SPQN that is written over the entrance?
Written November 11, 2016
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Marcel Z
Valletta, Malta
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
There are many beautiful churches to visit in Noto.
The Cathedral lies along the main road of the town and dominates it.
It has many works of art and one can find information both online and as hard copy.
Make sure you have a look at The Way of The Cross (Via Sagra), a detail which is missed by many.
Sunday morning mass is at 10.30 hrs and features the resident choir.
Written July 12, 2018
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