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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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  • The square is welcoming. Full of history at every turn and even underground with its Hypogeum that connects it to the sea and with the Ionic temple under Palazzo Vermexio
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  • This ancient catholic church, stands in the place of an old temple of Athena and than was converted into a mosque and than back with Normans. It is included in Unesco world heritage site. 
  • Exciting story. But there is unfortunately not so much left of the Greek temple. The columns view, however, both inside and out. A walk under the plant is a visit please, to the old water reservoir.
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