Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania, Catania

Religious Site · Architectural Building
The seat of the Archbishops of Catania, Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania has been destroyed--by earthquakes and Mount Elba eruptions--and rebuilt several times through the centuries. The church's foundation is built on top of Roman bathhouse remains and what's left of the fortified church walls. Part of the transept, the two towers, and three apses are the only visible parts of the original Norman building. The humility of the original structure has given way to grand architecture and artwork that surrounds the tombs of King Frederick III, King Louis, and other notable Italians. Use our Catania trip app to visit Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania on your trip to Catania, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Our impressions were that it is large, and rather dark. There is some impressive religious paintings on the walls surrounding the main altar. There are also several beautiful ceilings.  more »
  • The church is truly magnificent. We recommend to climb the tower, there is a beautiful view and the museum is also nice.  more »
  • It is big and imposing. A quick stroll through it shows all you need to see, though. It closes early, so make sure to go throughout the day.  more »
  • Richly decorated Baroque cathedral. Combination of cathedral and Elephant Fountain makes Piazza Duomo an exceptional place. Taking wedding photos becomes a favorite activity by many tourists.
  • Wonderful church, unmissable if you are in the city.
  • Absolute beautiful cathedral - Free to visit - Amazing building You should definitely go there if you are in Catania!
  • This is an amazing Cathedral to visit as it is quite magnificent inside and out. It was first constructed between 1078-1093 and over the years has been damaged a lot, the worst being an earthquake in 1693 which left it in ruins. The current appearance baroque in style has three floors with Corinthian Columns in granite. It is a stunning piece of architecture well worth seeing if you are visiting Catania.
  • Don’t forget to visit the rooftop of the cathedral to get a breathtaking view

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