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Tempio di Giove Olimpico

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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Razed almost to the ground

Despite being raided for building materials over centuries it is still apparent this was a hugely important site. The most impressive remains were those showing the figures which... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Glynis98
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Despite being raided for building materials over centuries it is still apparent this was a hugely important site. The most impressive remains were those showing the figures which are now lying n the floor but were previously upright, all around the outside. A model in the museum shows the astonishing scale.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Beautiful ruins of the Olympic god of Zeus. Lots of walking but worth the effort to see all the ruins. Mostly level ground.

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Thank Kathy S
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This temple is essentially just a ruin, but an ancient one, and nowhere near as impressive as the more or less complete temples nearby. Walk on by to see the great stuff.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Temple was never completed. Had it been it would have been one of largest built. Columns were curved on the oytside but flat on the inside-a newer technique.

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UK
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671 reviews
468 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

The size of this site is amazing, you really do need to see it to appreciate the amount of time, toil and lives it must have taken to erect.

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Germany
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

You will simplex get blown away by the size of the temple and its columns and karyatids. Just imagine the man power they needed to complete this one

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Valhalla, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Unlike the Temples of Concord, Juno and Hercules this temple to Zeus/Jupiter is in ruins. As you walk thru the area you can get an idea of how enormous the Temple must have been when it was standing.

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Adelaide, Australia
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379 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tempio di Giove Olimpico/Temple of Olympian Zeus, this is one of the few temples on the site which scholars are confident as to who it was dedicated. Built in 480BC to commemorate the victory over Carthage at the battle of Himera. The temple rather than columns forming a colonnade, had walls with seven half columns front and back and fourteen... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Temple of Olympian Zeus is in ruins, true, but the size of the parts of the columns alone is awe-inspiring. The reassembled 8-meter tall figure of the caryatid suggests the structure was huge. Judging by the reconstruction models with the Atlas figures positioned between the columns, from the bottom step to the top of the portico the temple was probably... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The scale of this temple is impressive (it was one of the largest in the Greek world) but it is in ruins so is a lot less interesting to visit than the Temple of Concordia or the other temples on site.

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