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Palazzo degli Elefanti

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As far as I could find out, the Palazzo degli Elefanti is somewhat of a town hall nowadays. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Rome without the crowd

The piazza is amazing and has all the history you need in the town centre. Many shops, restaurants... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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“elephant statue”(11 reviews)
“fish market”(13 reviews)
“nice monument”(2 reviews)
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Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 742 1111
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As far as I could find out, the Palazzo degli Elefanti is somewhat of a town hall nowadays. The architecture is stunning although getting inside isn’t easy (we couldn’t take a look).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The piazza is amazing and has all the history you need in the town centre. Many shops, restaurants, and even a fish market. Why bother going anywhere else?

Thank Explore509299
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An elephant statue carved from Etnaic lava during Roman times carrying an Egyptian obelisk surmounted by Christian symbols. All sitting on a fountain with allegorical figures of local rivers. An icon of Catania.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed August 10, 2018

The place has great atmosphere and so many stories about the Elephant.. still not sure which is true. legents are so many and so interesting, but you need to hear them from local people and the way the tell them :))

Thank Vanya I
Reviewed July 20, 2018

The heart of the city. Music, open air aerobics, wedding photos, cafes , fun. Handy for the fish market, bus station,, 24 hour parking ( only 2 euro overnights)

Thank David H
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

The Elefant is Famous so you have to go and See him. What i did not Expect is that the statue is pretty cute. Maybe go there in the morning. It is Not so crowded then and you can Take some nice pictures and make...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2018

I had my first cappuccino our very first morning in Sicilia looking at the Elefanti in the Piazza Duomo. What fun watching several men sitting by the monument reading their morning paper!

Thank jsand
Reviewed July 5, 2018

it was impossible to count the number of people who had their photo taken here at this iconic statue just sit nearby with a drink and soak up the atmosphere

Thank suechrisallen34
Reviewed June 22, 2018

A great place to hang out day- and night-time. This and adjacent buildings have been cleaned up and are well-maintained. It's a largely pedestrianised area with good value bars/restaurants nearby. Street performers regularly entertain in the square in front of the Palazzo.

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed June 11, 2018

This is an impressive building on the North side of the plaza that currently houses the headquarters of the Municipality of Catania. It dates to 1696 and was completed in the late 18th century, it's design influenced by successive architects. The building was damaged in...More

Thank Dan L
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