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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  • Because of its particular location and its stairway offers a great visual impact then manifests the splendour of the Baroque. One of the most beautiful churches in the area
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  • As per title I repeat that St George's Cathedral is an example of Baroque extraordinary unique! The Church has 5 naves as Milan Cathedral and the staircase is shaped monstrance but to see it and admire it well you have to look at it from above for example from Jewish quarter "Billboard".
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  • Besides being very nice in itself, the Church is particularly fascinating because you placed on top of a staircase that goes up towards the top of the town. Climb a bit strenuous, but totally worth it.
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  • St George's Cathedral is the mother church of the city of Modica, Ragusa, in the free Community Council and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is often referred to and reported as monument symbol of Sicilian Baroque, which represents the most scenic and monumental architecture. The art historian Maurizio Fagiolo dell'arco said that the Church "should be included among the seven wonders of the Baroque world." [1] the building is the end result of eighteenth-century reconstruction, following the six disastrous earthquakes that struck Modica in 1542, in 1613 and 1693 (the most serious, see earthquake of Val di Noto); minor damage brought successive earthquakes in the area during the 18th century, and in 1848 the iblea.
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  • It was a magnificent Church. Everything done in so I can't tell you that I have a great mastery. Attention to the smallest detail. I'm impressed. I have to go see.
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  • Very nice Church and with a staircase veeery long
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