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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the...

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.

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A fragment of the past.

There is not a lot remaining of the temple so you have to use a lot of imagination. There are the foundations and a wall with some columns. At the foot of one of the foundations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Tampere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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As other reviewers have stated earlier, this temple is located very near to the entrance to Ortigia so it is really easy to visit. It is a pity that not much has been left of the temple and the information of the temple is not very good neither. But still, pay it a visit if you walk to Ortigia.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot remaining of the temple so you have to use a lot of imagination. There are the foundations and a wall with some columns. At the foot of one of the foundations is carved the name of the architect. It is the oldest example of a Doric temple in the Western Europe. Over the centuries it... More 

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Southold, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Temple of Apollo is a local landmark near the bridge that is the entrance to Ortigia. It is extremely old and interesting, but there is not that much to see.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not an organised, curated, managed exhibit, just archaeological remains on view amongst contemporary surroundings. There's no explanation or information so you just walk by, really. Interesting to see, but not hugely compelling, it begs a few of the usual questions like "how the hell did they move those rocks in the 4th century?" and "surely these building remains can't... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive and well kept site close to the bridges and the market, all part of endless eye candy of syracuse

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The only really impressive thing I can say is it is in the old city and it is preserved. Who doesn't like a few columns from yester year to gaze upon

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As a lover of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome this was very disappointing. Compared with Segesta and the Valley of Temples at Agrigento this is not worth a mention!

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This looks like a dig that is underway. Hard to get a real sense of what it once was as the remnants of the temple are a bit sparse. Worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy walkby in the heart of Ortygia. Little to no signage or explanation in English,so not terrible interesting.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Located on the way to Ortigia from Syracuse. There was no English explanation listed. Without translation and pre-read, it was just a pile of rocks.

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