Cathedral of St. George, Modica

4.8
Church · Tourist Spot
A prime example of Rococo architecture, Cathedral of St. George, the primary cathedral of Modica, is noteworthy for the 250-step staircase leading up to it. Designated a World Monumental Heritage Site by UNESCO, this church has been rebuilt on numerous occasions due to destructive earthquakes in the 17th and 18th centuries. Climb the monumental steps to the base of the imposing facade and enjoy a panorama of the city. Examine the facade's ornate decorations, or step inside for a look at the silver altarpiece. Our Modica trip planner makes visiting Cathedral of St. George and other Modica attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • The staircase is fantastic, the Church is beautiful, the art inside is fantastic. Make sure you allow some time to explore all the hidden corners! There is always something new to see!  more »
  • The church inside is very nice, but the outside building /architecture is excellent,and well worth visiting; at the top of some stairs in central Modica  more »
  • Extraordinary Duomo, after we lost ourselves in the maze of passages and streets behind the Purgatorio. Its gobsmacking beautiful with its soaring tiered facade of golden stone which dominates the...  more »
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  • A very lovely cathedral full of charm and beauty. Free to enter and worth the 2 Euro charge to go up the additional 118 steps up to the bell tower and get a wonderful view of Modica.
  • Nice church, but not in comparison to big ones, like Duomo in Florence or Milan.
  • Lovely flowers and cathedral. Modica View from here is stunning
  • Woooooow just keep to say woooow.. Great duomo in and out and the view is amazing
  • We visited the cathedral at St George's day (Fests di San Giorgio). We ended up spending the whole afternoon and evening there, to attend the celebratory mass and the kid's procession in the streets of Modica. Amazing DAY!

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