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Duomo di Catania

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 320044
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Worth a quick look if you're visiting Catania. The piazza out the front is really nice and surrounded by lovely architecture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Cameron S
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Worth a quick look if you're visiting Catania. The piazza out the front is really nice and surrounded by lovely architecture.

Thank Cameron S
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Basilica Cattedrale Sant’Agata is built on top of a Norman Cathedral built 11th century, which was repeatedly destroyed by earthquakes over the centuries. The transept and apse were the only surviving sections after the 1693 earthquake. The current cathedral was built 1709 and was a work in progress until the 19th century, when it was completed. The façade was restored... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This Cathedral dedicated to St Agatha, is in the main piazza of Catania and is very busy with tourists. There are many tour groups around with guides so it doesn't feel like a place to of worship. However there is a chapel in which silence is expected. The baroque exterior is fine as also are the baroque decorations on the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Tis cathedral lies on a very busy square in the centre of town less than 100 meters from the bustling fish market. Once you enter, however, you are transported to a serene and perhaps divine world of solitude. There is no need for signs asking for quiet as the building itself demands it. There experience of walking through so much... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Duomo is dominating the main sq in Catania. It was rebuilt several times due to earthquakes, but it retained its original Norman apses. The front facing the Piazza is Baroque. The inside is monumental, but I saw better in Sicily.

Thank B1714D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

based in the main square of catania. this building made a great backdrop for any selfie. clasing myself as being a bit of a photographer...i took several piks so i could come home and review this lovely building

Thank Lindalong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Looks like the whole city gathers in the Duomo Square of Catania in th evening, when heat is not that killing in July.. Doumo itself is obviously on this square. In the centre of the squere there is a monument: an elefant on the top of the coloumn. And some stairs bebeath, which usually serve for people as benches. And... More 

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New Hyde Park, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The cathedral is in the center of town on a huge open square. The inside of the cathedral is typical but impressive. Some of the foundation of the original building from Norman times can be seen.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk around and find some great shops and explore the night life . Just be aware , as the some places can be a little expense but overall . Enjoy and take on sites that you would only see in books or a movie.

Thank gee23yankee
Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Duomo is centrally located in Catania Right in Elephant square. It is very beautiful from the outside but even more beautiful architecture on the inside. During the St. Agatha's festivals it is crazy packed, but it is an awesome experience to be there celebrating their Patron Saint

Thank Sasha R

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