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Chiesa di San Giorgio

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Address: Via San Michele 5, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0932 941279
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Worth the detour

Another beautiful church and baroque masterpiece designed by architect Rosario Gagliardi (same as the Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla), located in the center of the city and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another beautiful church and baroque masterpiece designed by architect Rosario Gagliardi (same as the Duomo of San Giorgio in Ragusa Ibla), located in the center of the city and that links its upper part to its lower part while providing a stunning view of Modica. The moment we visited there was a wedding ceremony going on. We could not help... More 

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Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many others in town, this is a beautiful baroque church rebuilt after the earthquake 300 years ago. It is a very large church with a majestic staircase surrounded by small gardens. The facade is original and beautiful. The inside is larger than expected with many chapel with paintings of several periods. The ceiling is rather bare.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

all the churches in modica are beautiful in their way, you need to be determined as there are many steps to get to it.

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Yomitan-son, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

From the outside, it doesn't seem very big until you enter. Much bigger than it appears and overly ornate. Having minored in Art History, I thoroughly enjoyed the many wonderful oil paintings on the side altars/chapels. I was kind of surprised that the ceiling was relatively bare as compared to other Duomos.

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Barga, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The best part is the hike to get there. The large pompous staircase, the lush bougainvillee, the flat space in front of the church where children play ball.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Our room overlooked this from the other side of the hill. It was stunning by day & even more so by night. No matter where you look at it from it looks fantastic. Take a tour round the inside & it is just as marvellous. We didnt bother with the trip up tower as we were continuing our walk up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you are actually looking at this site you must be thinking about visiting old time Sicily and must be thinking that Baroque is beautiful or at least magnificent in its structure.Well San Giorgio will not disappoint.Take the steps up from Corso Umberto and you will feel even more pleased with yourself,or if a little tired get the tourist train... More 

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San Vincenzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

An encredible example of cult and architecture. August Renoir admiring the wonderful architectonic complex from the opposite hill proclaimed it à man's miracle.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Looking down onto the town, this church dominates its surroundings. When you get down to it, it does not disappoint. Wonderful steps to the entrance and a very interesting interior. Well worth a visit.

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Dania Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

do not let the steps deter you, the reward at the end of your climb is worth it. this is a classic Baroque church with a beautiful interior an amazing pipe organ. the view of the town from the steps is an added bonus.

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