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Syracuse Cathedral (Temple of Athena), Syracuse
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The site of Syracuse Cathedral (Temple of Athena) has been a place of worship for several millennia. The cathedral was originally built in the 7th century over the Temple of Athena from the 5th century BCE. Inside the cathedral, you'll see Greek columns, Norman mosaics, a 12th-13th century font, and the 14th-century statue "Madonna of the Snow." A chapel is dedicated to Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse. Add Syracuse Cathedral (Temple of Athena) and other attractions to your Syracuse trip itinerary using our Syracuse vacation planner.
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  • Very nice Baroque church with frescos very interesting. Located in a very nice area of Ortygia where you can sit in a room and take out the fine establishment. To see
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  • We first visited the square and the cathedral during Santa Lucia day. And it was so special and so moving! Later we crossed the square during the night - very nice illumination highlights unforgettabl...  more »
  • Today 13.12.2016 party in honor of the Saint and patron of the city of Syracuse Lucia, the Interior of the Cathedral is really quite nice with the statue of Saint Lucia positioned for the occasion on the high altar.
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