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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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  • I am married, but I'm biased, is one of the most beautiful churches in modica, in the Valley opposite the lace you can look in all its beauty, the staircase becomes a key, then at night looks like a crib with all those lights that surround, malar and bella and I recommend you to visit it and to make a stop in the Cathedral and admire both from outside and inside where the works of art religious services are embedded in the arches of Baroque style.
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  • spectacular Cathedral ... 5 naves staircase beautiful .... long live the Baroque. I highly recommend visiting it all lies in a quaint context. ... looks like a Nativity scene.
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  • Magnificent building, included in the World Heritage List, rebuilt in the 18th century due to a series of earthquakes that struck the city in the late 16th and 17th centuries. Rich in details, has a p...  more »