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Piazza dei Catalani, Via Garibaldi, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the port of Messina, everything seems so close and accessible. You can walk right over to see this magnificent church within minutes. It is a popular place for weddings, so you might get lucky to see such a site. The structure itself was so...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

One of the oldest churches however closed. No inside access and tours take you past the outside. Unfortunately much graffiti and clutter in this area

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We took photo's from the outside. It is an amazing building. Would love to see the inside on our next visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

The church dates from the 12th century, when Sicily was ruled by the Normans and it is a nice example of the Norman architecture with many various influences (from Arabic to Roman). It is a serene and simple building, well worth the visit.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Borzov
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We came across this church on our walk around Messina as we were going back to the cruise ship. Very interesting architecture and quite lovely. The interior is simple and beautiful. One thing that caught my eye was a restoration of a painting by the...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2017

An unscheduled stop on the QM2, no one told the locals - everywhere was shut until the word of mouth got around, by which time we were heading back to the ship!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful place, Quetta and reflective cool and calming. Just beautiful taken a few minutes to forget the modern pace of life and take in the calming atmosphere.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

Unfortunately the church was closed and the doors locked so I could not go in. Would have loved to with it's history...

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

This church is small and leave a strong impression of sobriety both at the outside and inside. It is not a crowded church. Nearby is a beautiful cafe and the monument of Juan de Austria, winner of Lepanto.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Sorin D
Reviewed July 25, 2016

According to local historians, the church was built before the Norman age on the ruins of a pagan temple dedicated to Neptune, or Venus. In reality the system has similarities with Sicilian ecclesiastical buildings, not prior to the Norman conquest, such as the basilica cruciform...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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March 31, 2017|
Response from DiscoverMessina | Property representative |
Dear Dana Floor Thank you for contacting us. We will send your request to the chaplain of the Catalani's Church to understand if he can find records about your ancestor. Unfortunately we can't give you an immediate answer... More
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