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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 Edition.
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  • A wonderful and well preserved church with strong evidence of original Greek temple columns. Not to be missed! 
    A wonderful and well preserved church with strong evidence of original Greek temple columns. Not to be missed!  more »
  • Fantastic church well worth a visit, can be crowded with school children, many side alters all worth a look. Plus side rooms with artefacts. 
    Fantastic church well worth a visit, can be crowded with school children, many side alters all worth a look. Plus side rooms with artefacts.  more »
  • Very pretty church and town square. In the centre of the island with small narrow streets leading in every direction. There was a charge for the church and it is against principle to pay to visit a... 
    Very pretty church and town square. In the centre of the island with small narrow streets leading in every direction. There was a charge for the church and it is against principle to pay to visit a...  more »
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  • It’s really nice place but you have to pay to get inside. It’s kinda weird cause in other places like this it’s for free. But the building seems to be really nice and clean and there are some restaurants and coffees around so you can sit and chill.
  • Don’t miss. Full of history, built using the columns of and old Greek temple. The façade is astonishingly beautiful and the piazza Duomo, one of the most beautiful in Italy, which means one of the best in Europe.
  • We visited this place in 2022 January.due to COVID situation it was less crowded.shops and everything was closed.but the architecture of the cathedral and the building around it was really beautiful.when you are in Syracuse, its worth visiting.
  • Very nice Cathedral. You have to pay for entrance. There are nicer cathedral in Sicily This one was build around a Greek temple.
  • Definitely one of the highlights of Syracuse, on the outside walls you can see the Greek temple walls that were built by Gelone (Tyrant of Syracuse) in 480BC to commemorate his victory over the Carthaginians at Himera. The base looks even older. Inside the blend of time and church is more apparent and very visually striking. Only €2 to visit and €3 for a good audioguide. Brightly coloured grave covers on the chaopel floor too from 1750s ish.

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