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Syracuse Cathedral

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Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

The exterior facade of the Duomo is quite imposing so we were surprised that the interior is relatively simple. There are none of the magnificent art and craft works found in many other cathedrals. Still as the cost of entry is low it is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

The architecture is amazing with impressive artwork within. Be sure to cover up appropriately to respect the place although you will be given sheets/sarongs if not. Relatively cheap to go in and is a must do place in Ortigia.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This started as a Greek temple. It was converted to a church by connecting the columns with walls, so the columns still show. The Normans added their decorative elements. And the facade is baroque. Quite amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This church is set in a lovely piazza. There are signs of the original temple visible outside. There is a small admission fee E2. Outside is impressive and the interior beautiful. Very close by is another church with the Caravaggio painting of The Burial of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

In nine years of visiting Italy I have visited a huge number of cathedrals. Some of distinct for one reason or another. This amazing structure screams out its age and classical era heritage. From the facade you may think it will resemble others you have...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely stunning chapel inside and out. Sits on a beautiful piazza, you must visit both daytime and in the evening. Remember if going in to cover your legs and shoulders, however they do provide wraps. Just sit outside and soak up the atmosphere.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Great facade on this cathedral, also a place to get a quiet moment in the sun and rush outside. There is a sanctuary for visiting inside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JulianTmRo
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Just arrived in Siracusa and wandering around when came across the duomo in a stunningly beautiful piazza! I went in to find a local wedding underway. So amazing! Many happy memories of this truly authentic destination!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful both inside and out. It has a wonderful facade and some quite beautiful art work inside. Respectful dress is insisted upon and there is a small entrance charge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to visit much to see lots of bars shops with plenty to offer all ages new mixed with old

Date of experience: August 2018
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