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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  • You can’t fail to miss this wonderful piece of architecture. An amazing Catholic Church inside and out. Located on Ortigia island this is a must see.  more »
  • What about the Cathedral except that it is a wonder to behold. Inside three kinds of archiettrura which are a tribute to the diverse cultures that have conquered Syracuse, this indicates that the invaders were producing and gave.
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  • The Cathedral, dedicated to the cult of the Virgin Mary is designed on an old Greek temple (Temple of Athena dating back to 480ac) then became the Church with the Byzantines in the 9th century flies with the Arabs and returned the Christian Church under the Normans.
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  • The Cathedral is really amazing at a very cheap price (2euros per person). Be aware to come with covered arms or something to cover them (otherwise they can give you something). The Cathedral has this thing that makes you feel calm and relaxed. The chapel is really beautiful.
  • 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 combination of styles. A Norman Church built around a 500bc Greek temple with a baroque frontage
  • 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.
  • Loved the chairs here that are individual pieces free from the floor, and each one a piece of art.
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