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Chiesa di San Giorgio, Modica

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A prime example of Rococo architecture, Chiesa di San Giorgio, 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. See Chiesa di San Giorgio and all Modica has to offer by arranging your trip with our Modica vacation planner.
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  • One of the most beautiful churches of the Val di Noto, it's worth a visit to the Baroque elegance and the beauty of the Church. The viw outside is truly splendid location overlooking one of the most beautiful staircases of Church ...
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  • To get up to this church you have to climb up 243 steps but it is worth it. The outside is over the top Baroque and inside is very ornate with silver, gold and blue dominating the walls and ceiling. W...  more »
  • This church at the top of Modica is superb. The view of Modica and the entire Valley is amazing and I advise you to take the stairs to get into the tower and make pictures of the panorama.
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  • A beautiful church located in the center of the city. Standing in front of the church, you can see stunning view of Modica. Climbing dome costs 2 euros, but it was under construction when I visited.
  • Worth the visit to this gem, in a lovely city. Good for a excellent visit after a nice lunch. There's just something magical about the architecture & design, completed with a passion to detail, & religious beliefs. The interior will leave you in a quiet & compassionate environment.
  • the landmark of Modica. the stairs, the façade and the decorations inside are impressive
  • Very romantic at night
  • Beautiful