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Duomo di Siracusa

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Address: Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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An amazing building full of history from temple to mosque to church. Some amazing architectural features too.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing building full of history from temple to mosque to church. Some amazing architectural features too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this building. Originally built in 5BC as a temple by the Greeks. Successive civilations then changed it by filling in the area betwen the columns with walls. Sadly in the mid 1800s an earthquake destroyed much of it and the facade is from that period. Only the sides are from civilisations past. Sadly no time to go inside.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting to see how the church evolved from the original Greek temple - you can still see the columns both inside and out. Apart from that rather austere!

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

parts of other structures over time bring this together. a real architectural piece. outside so lavish, inside not so. great place to go. the aquare is a highlight as well.

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best part about this is they have kept the original Greek temple & made it part of the cathedral. Best columns around - enough said. Go & see it!

Thank Martin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The thing about buildings in Italy, each is more beautifully old then the next. But this one right right in the middle of plaza it is a stunner. Especially its location and how well kept it is. The inside is truly beautiful but not open often. Very different and beautiful

Thank Larissa N
Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A flamboyant example of Sicilian Baroque style with enough space outside to enable it to be appreciated from the far side of the elegant square. The inside is rather more austere, but let your eyes adjust to the relative gloom and appreciate the various developments that have happened over the ages going back to the original Greek temple, whose traces... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have seen so many churches in Sicily from the over-the-top ornate Baroque to the very simple. This imposing structure is massive. It's facade is glorious in the afternoon sun. The main body of the church is elegantly simple in wood and stone. The massive Doric columns speak for themselves, and they do make a statement. The small sections of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sober plant. Really impressive doric columns are still part of the building. An interesting building on its own, religious motives aside.

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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The columns and foundations of the ancient temple are surprisingly visible in the Duomo. The nave is quite stark, largely because of restorations in the 1920s that removed baroque elements and stripped things down to the simplicity of columns and arches. The main altar and side chapels are very baroque, though. The audioguide is full of information, but the script... More 

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