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Syracuse Cathedral (Temple of Athena), Syracuse

Categories: Ruins, Churches, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Its fascinating to see how the earlier architecture has been incorporated into this building. You can see the evidence both from the inside & the outside. Its a stunning facade from the front both dur...  read more »
  • At this place was originally built a temple for over 2000 years ago and since then a lot has happened. After an earthquake has been bricked into the walls of old columns, for example.
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  • It is acosejable wait at 18.00 hours to enter the Church and not pay the entrance because it is free. Does not justify the payment of the entrance while the interior is attractive
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