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Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia

96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Exquisite building and famed painting

It's true the famed Caravaggio is hard to see, as it is cordoned off at the back of the church. And... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Tutrakhan, Silistra, Bulgaria
Great art

This adjoins the Duomo and is very convenient to visit. Even if it were not, the Carevaggio... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It's true the famed Caravaggio is hard to see, as it is cordoned off at the back of the church. And no wonder as there was an attempted theft of it some years ago. However the displays show close-ups that are worth any art historian's...More

Thank Danubegal
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This adjoins the Duomo and is very convenient to visit. Even if it were not, the Carevaggio altarpiece of the Burial of St Lucy is a masterpiece. We spent 30 minutes viewing it and the two nearby crucifixes. Because it is seen from a distance,...More

Thank DUN01170
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I did not know anything about this church before I went. There is no admission charge, and no photography allowed. It is sparse, and the art at the front does not fit what you usually think of - in fact, out of place. However, it...More

Thank pjcharles
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I enjoyed stopping in this church. There were no pews, so you could walk around and appreciate the space, and of course the Carravagio behind the altar.

Thank Grumo
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Free entry. Caravaggio painting but difficult to see well, poor lighting and couldn’t get close enough really. Painting was done for another church so doesn’t fit well.

Thank Stoddd
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Inside this beautiful small church at one end of the magnificent Piazza Duomo you will find Caravaggio's painting "The Burial of Saint Lucy." Definitely worth a stop.

Thank BerkshireGal
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia is located towards the end of Duomo Square, and just a very short distance from the Cathedral. We stood outside the church admiring it with its intricate wrought iron balcony, took photographs, and could now actually kick ourselves...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We came to see the Caravaggio and were not disappointed. This church is beside the Duomo which seems to get many more visitors. But this is the one to see

Thank Mister_JK_1954
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This small and lovely church is very important since it's built on a place where it's believed St Lucia died and was burried. Also, it houses picture of Death of St Lucia, made by Caravaggio, very famous and genius artist. No photography is allowed inside...More

2  Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

One would think the Catholic Church has enough money but still they charge admission. I guess you are paying to see the paintings by Caravaggio.

Thank ldtc2
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Questions & Answers
14 February 2017|
Response from Paula M | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. The church is basically being used as a museum. You can go to mass right next door at the Cathedral.
16 June 2015|
Response from RACHEL A |
I was just in Syracuse, and this church is open from 11-4, Tuesday - Sunday. I know this because I got there at 4 on Sunday ... just as they were closing the doors!