Duomo di Siracusa, Syracuse

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Duomo di Siracusa, one of Sicily's most notable religious monuments, features intricate Baroque architecture and a rich historical legacy. On the Isle of Ortigia near the southern coast of Syracuse, the church is a large repository of religious relics, statues, and the remains of saints. Architect Andrea Palma designed the large outer columns along the facade, which were completed in 1753. Explore the inner areas of the church, such as the fifth-century Temple of Athena. Be sure to delve into the site's catacombs, included in the entrance fee. To visit Duomo di Siracusa on your holiday in Syracuse, and find out what else Syracuse has to offer, use our Syracuse vacation builder.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The Cathedral is located in the Centre of Ortigia and is one of the most characteristic tell of the story of Syracuse, is a work not to be missed.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We probably should have gone in but instead we sat on the steps and ate our delicious ice creams from Bel Bon and watched the world go by.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    A cathedral is worth a visit, for the beauty within and for the emotions it arouses. Obviously you have to be believers to prove certain emotions ...! Really impressive!
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  • March 11, 2017
    Very large esplanade surrounded by great historical buildings including the Cathedral. Nice at night as well as the lighting is well placed
  • January 9, 2017
    Location is very good and for that the 4 stars. The rest is ok.. Italian breakfast is served in a cafe at the square across the main entrance. Service there was really bad and one of the 3 days we were supposed to have breakfast it was closed.
  • September 10, 2016
    Beautiful places with friendly people. Foods was special!
  • June 4, 2016
    Excellent location, helpful hosts
  • December 9, 2010
    Stayed here for a few months, amazing. Hope to go back soon!

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