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Ranked #11 of 98 things to do in Agrigento
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Beautiful, but in a poor condition. easy access to all people.

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

The temple is described as one of the biggest ever built, and you get the feeling that it was huge.The recorded information was invaluable in describing what we were looking at.

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Reviewed April 21, 2011

The Temple of Olympian Zeus is massive, covering an area large enough to contain a football stadium for 42,000 spectators. The enormous Doric temple included seven columns across the front and back and fourteen on each side. It stood on a large rectangular platform with five steps leading to the entrance. Remains of the front steps give a good idea of how large this building was. Diodorus, an ancient writer confirms the dimensions of the temple and tells us that it remained unfinished and without a roof.

The site requires a lot of imagination and to the untrained eye looks like a jumble of large blocks of stone. But careful study soon reveals a beautiful Doric capital, many foundations, the front steps, a sacrificial area out front, and a Telemon or human figure used in the construction of some of the pilasters. The site is pretty open and visitors can easily explore this temple without some of the restrictions and barriers at other Valley of the Temple sites.

I particularly enjoyed looking about these ruins. Don't miss this one.

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