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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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  • This is really amazing, the cathedral has been built around a Greek temple. As you,walk around the Cathedral you can see the enormous pillars from the original Greek temple. You can get a feeling of w...  more »
  • Don't miss the temple in the main square of Syracuse - wonderful eclectic mix of different architectural styles demonstrating the history of the building dating well BC. A miracle it still stands. 
  • A wonder surrounded by a huge square, Baroque style. Very low light and night Piazza overrun with many street performers
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