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. Our Modica trip planner makes visiting Chiesa di San Giorgio and other Modica attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • To get there you do not know how many flights of stairs ... The Church and very beautiful both outside and inside. Upon arrival from the bottom of the last staircase the view that presents itself is awesome, the facade is impressive!!
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  • Beautiful ... The staircase is really impressive, the ascent a little difficult but doable, because it is worth stopping at the end of the different traits and observe how it changes the perspective on the Church and the view from the other side. Would be alone in the city, which, however, has many more treasures to show! Shame about the nets inside, I was given to understand that fall from the ceiling stucco, I truly hope that a masterpiece like this can be maintained in good condition!
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  • The Baroque church of St. George is a beautiful example of the finest architecture of our country. Modica is fantastic as its Cathedral.
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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 façade and the decorations inside are impressive
  • Very romantic at night

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