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Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem

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Address: Via Marchesa Tedeschi, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Excellent Village Nativity Diorama

This is one of Modica's beautiful grand churches. BUT, there is an additional reason to visit this church. A side chapel space holds a very large and intricate diorama It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue G
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of Modica's beautiful grand churches. BUT, there is an additional reason to visit this church. A side chapel space holds a very large and intricate diorama It depicts a nativity scene set in an entire hillside village, circa 1881. We spent a half hour looking at it and finding amazing little details. The lights are operated by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

beautiful and very richly decorated, residents very proud and very willing to tell tourists about it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and historical church located in the lower down town of Modica. Easy to find and well known from the local people. Offers unique architectures and style a bit different from the other artistic current that represent the majority of Modica's constructions. The roof especially is structured by wood and decorations. Another must see place!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

it's a good mplace easy to find,inside there is a paint about modica in the past with a lot bridges. the style the tample is Borocco, too nice!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Chiesa di Santa Maria di Betlem is a nice little church with a dark peaceful interior located in the center of town.

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Birkirkara
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This church is close to the center in lower Modica. It has a lovely interior with a very nice painted ceiling. The outside of the church does not indicate its interior would be so beautiful.

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Thank JuergenWDobler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

It was incredibly hot when I was in Modica so this church was a welcome relief. It is well worth a visit, very ornate and pretty, and tucked off to the side so it's cool and quiet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

A short stroll from the centre - worth a little look though. Quite dark inside. If I'm honest the thing I remember most about it was the cafe/ bar almost next door to it called 'The Holy Bar'.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

While visiting Monica we visited Chiesa di Santa Maria de Betlem. It was a nice change from the tradition Baroque churches in Sicily. The colors were much softer and it was in excellent condition. Worth a visit.

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Modica, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Stumbled on this great church while mass was being served so we stayed and experience a baptism and mass It was a umique experience

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