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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. 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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  • The square of the Duomo is with their bright colours and locals that light at sunset. The Church has remnants of the Greek temple of time of Greek colonisation. Not to be missed!
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  • A magnificent square, perfect and worthy of a Christian Church that is unique in the world, embodies within it a Greek temple, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whose columns delineate the perimeter. Must see inside, which seated at a table in a bar in front, while enjoying a great granita.
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  • As everything in nettle is priceless, I facino, the concept of the island is the same, a place kept time, but with common life and current. If you have no information, it is difficult darde account which is an island, is United to the Mainland by 2 bridges that are mistaken for the total.
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  • Beautiful church built over a Greek temple. The 2€ are totally worth it (also take the audio guide, it's only 1€)
  • Built upon an ancient Greek temple, you can still see its columns on the side wall, they charge you €2 for entrance
  • A combination of ancient Greece and Rome. A must visit when in the area. Proud to see that part of an ancient temple have been incorporated in the later structure.
  • The exterior architecture is very beautiful and giant, but I don't understand why it is refreshed so new.
  • Incredible. A must see....