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. Duomo di Siracusa is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Syracuse Edition.
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  • Noto is better.Noto is beautyful and more Peaceful. The Beach is more clean. People more educated! Every church here is the same. The duomo is a Trap.  more »
  • Input two euros, definitely correct as the price for entering a cathedral, whereas with this small contribution helps keep in all its beauty this ancient temple of Athena. The Church is one of the earliest examples of early Christian architecture, a real gem. The columns are still those ancient times the temple and one perceives the whole essence of the origins of Christianity. Perfect lighting, cleaning and care.
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  • Truly spectacular! An imposing Cathedral outside that recalls the Baroque Catholicism in all its beauty, but once you enter you feel a real surprise to see you immersed in a Greek temple with its majestic columns outstretched toward the sky. You can feel the history in the history: what a pleasure not to see destroyed and reworked the historic remains of a time long gone! The Cathedral is truly a monument to taste in all its importance and beauty
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  • Great place to visit. Amazing art work and the history in this cathedral is just outstanding. I would highly recommend it too anyone passing by. It's only 2 euro and it is just fabulous. It's lovely and quite and even if you aren't religious you can still appreciate it's glory
  • Amazing place to visit. The price is great, only 2€. I'm very happy to learn more about the church saints. And here you can find a great Santa Lucia relics.
  • Great architecture and great history as some remains of the temple of Athena are cleverly integrated into the modern Sicilian baroque construction.
  • Nice cathedral in which you can still see the pillars of the Greek temple it originally was. One of the main sights on historical Ortigia, and right next to a nice square.
  • What a wonderful example of Christianity incorporating a Greek temple into a Cathedral.

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