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Duomo di Siracusa

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Address: Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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US$37.63*
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Sicilian Baroque at its Best

A temple, then a Christian church, the building became a mosque, and finally the current example of wonderful Sicilian Baroque religious architecture. Dates to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A temple, then a Christian church, the building became a mosque, and finally the current example of wonderful Sicilian Baroque religious architecture. Dates to 1728-53. Amazing baroque facade with a ton of beautiful carvings. I'm not a big fan of baroque architecture, but I was today. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A stand out church in Ortigia. Many of the others are relatively plain by Italian standards, this Duomo if magnificent. €2 to get in €6 ( I think ) for the audio guide

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful square where the Duomo is a highlight, it is a wonderful builing both inside and outside. Around the Duomo Piazza there are plenty of cafés, so it is really nice to sit and stay there watching and enjoying the sun.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see, with the integration of the Temple of Athena into the very stuff of the Syracusean Cathedral. a number of wonderful moments inside the Cathedral with ancient Greek/Roman pottery redeployed as Christian artefacts. Wonderful - and afterwards a couple of really good cafes to sit down under shade and enjoy an aperetif, and listen to some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of the Ortigia is the Duomo and square. I liken the square to those in Rome as it is encompassed by uniformly height business buildings with cafes and shops on the ground floor. Visited once in the day light and once at night. Both beautiful to the eye.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 5th century Greek temple that was converted into a church. Lots of history. Houses the history of the patron saint of Ortygia

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't go in, but there was a man playing Moon River on his guitar in the beautiful square. Very evocative memory of Italy at its finest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many styles in one building. A Greek temple transformed into a Byzantine basilica, an Arabic mosque, a Norman gothic church and after the 1693 earthquake it was partially rebuild in barocco style. Wonderful, it covers all the ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Normally churches are free to visit in Italy, its the first time I have to pay to get in. It's worth the money anyway, it was January when we visited, so no big crowds there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Greek Temple and Baroque Catholic church fused together! Hey, why let a good building and good building materials go to waste? Just remodel! Very interesting to see and also enjoy the beautiful colors of the marble.

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