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Sanctuary of the Madonna di Tindari

Piazza Quasimodo, 98066 Tindari, Sicily, Italy
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Famous for many reasons

The church has a special place in the hearts of Sicilians because of the presence of the Black... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Perugia, Italy
Nice church

Ignoring the reviews that tell me I can't park in Tindari I drove to the small top car park where I... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2017
Royston, United Kingdom
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Legend has it that the Black Madonna statue fished out of the sea has healing powers; a visit to this picturesque church just may prove it to you.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
Piazza Quasimodo, 98066 Tindari, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church has a special place in the hearts of Sicilians because of the presence of the Black Madonna. Even if the church itself is nothing special,artistically speaking,just the view from the heights of the coast and the sea beyond are worth the climb.

Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Ignoring the reviews that tell me I can't park in Tindari I drove to the small top car park where I was able to park free. In fact you can park outside the church as well off season. Its a lovely sanctuary, and the star...More

Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The venue is located in Tindari which is situated on top of a hill next to the sea which is worth a visit alone. Parking in Tindari is not possible. A parking lot on the foot of the hill must be used and the hill...More

Thank Christian W
Reviewed September 29, 2017

very sad, very very hot inside of the church, no fans or ac....sad.... had to leave half way through the mass... the priest who runs the church should invest some money at least in fans.... not reccomended if you have health problems.. very very very...More

Thank frank197308
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Situated on the hill overlooking the sea . Gorgeous looking "Black madonna" church . You can hear the bells as well.

Thank Marishecka
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The church was beautiful and worth a visit. The ice cream shop opposite was great and the view to die for.

Thank Corinne R
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Excellent church to visit. The black Madonna is on display. The photos taken inside the church are wonderful.

Thank Gmiller17
Reviewed June 25, 2017

This is a relatively modern church which contains the Byzantine Black Madonna statue. The interior walls are covered with images of the life of Mary and Jesus, but they are not painted but very detailed mosaics by a modern school. You have to stand very...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed June 8, 2017

A beautiful church , the inside is spectacular with the Black Madonna . The viewsfrom it's grounds are breathtaking and it is worth a visit

Thank AP194R
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Nice visit to church during a cruise ship trip whilst in Sicily. Mass starting so a bit low key but lovely church and pleasurable drive up the hills. Great photo opportunities with the great views. Few shops around church along with souvenir shops.

Thank georgedoull
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August 2, 2017|
Response from rondi3 | Reviewed this property |
Their website says the sanctuary is closed from 12:30 to 14:30 for the mid-day break, and at 19:00 for the night, although it stays open until 20:00 in July and August. It opens every day at 6:45.
Theresa Z
July 19, 2015|
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Response from Alfred F | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on how much time you have ashore. Assuming that you will be arriving at Messina harbour early in the morning and will be departing late afternoon, the following would be a possible itinerary, provided that... More
Alakananda M
June 11, 2015|
Response from macman1940 | Reviewed this property |
Your cheaper option is the 2 hour train from Palermo to Tindari for $12-$15. The bus takes 5 hours and costs $44.