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Syracuse Cathedral

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Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 65328
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Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Apparently the only place in the world you can see Corinthian columns in a cathedral. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

I was waiting in the line at the ticket purchase counter. There was a sign telling that we have to cure in two separate lines. I ended up on the line on the right, but the personnel was busy on the phone and told me...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

Medium sized piazza withy the gorgeous Duomo. The piazza is paved with honey coloured marble that is pristine and so pretty. The whole place is illuminated at night – nice. Pedestrianised. A couple of excellent restaurants on the Piazza where you can eat relax and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

A Greek temple with its ancient columns repurposed into a medieval church, then overlaid with Baroque motifs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 320ChrisL320
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This remarkable building has the columns of a Greek temple from the 5th Century BC (the Greek temple was built over an even earlier structure!) built into one of the walls of the more recent structure and even then we’re talking of something which was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the rich history associated with this Cathedral. The building has been in use since the fifth century BC! Originally a temple to Athena, the statue of the Virgin Mary now sits where Athena used to. There are some beautiful ceiling paintings in a small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Read up before entering! The duomo was built on an an earlier Greek temple. The exterior walls use the exterior temple COLUMNS and are filled in with walls. The interior columns were once the interior temple WALLS, but when the cathedral was built, the architect...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Worth the time and seeing the magnificent building and surrounding architecture. All churches are free to enter, except this one but then it’s only €2 each.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

The duomo has many unique features. The one I enjoyed first and foremost was the architecture of a large construction built around a large old Greek temple (dedicated to Athena). This allows to see virtually intact doric columns and also to visualize the geometry of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

The entire piazza, overlooked by the Duomo, is a lovely atmospheric place to sit or walk, especially in the early evening or morning. The church inside is ok, like all baroque it is best from the outside. It is interesting that the pillars from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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