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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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  • Awesome view from the top, and beautiful church with the stairs around and up, need a good heart to climb them or take the little touristic train  more »
  • It's a lot of steps to the top but well worth it. One of the best baroque churches in Sicily. Be warned; we went up the campanile and had the fright of our lives when they rang the bells without warni...  more »
  • It should be definetely at 1st place of your list if you are coming to Modica. The architecture, the colour palette, the tiny details are gorgeous and breathtaking. Plus pay 2 euros and get to the top...  more »
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  • San Giorgio Church is just 30/50 min. by car from Eloro District, it is another project by Rosario Gagliardi, the architect projected many baroque church in all Val di Noto after the big earthquake in 1693.
  • 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 fa├žade and the decorations inside are impressive
  • Very romantic at night

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