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Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime

Viale Luigi Cadorna, 139, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 21446
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An unusual church amongest ancient sites

When I first saw this "tower" as we were driving into Siracusa, I thought, "what is an ugly cell... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
East Hampton, Connecticut
Strange Church

It's odd to be reviewing a church, but this was a strange , modern building, inside and out, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“modern church” (19 reviews)
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Viale Luigi Cadorna, 139, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 21446

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Reviewed 4 days ago

When I first saw this "tower" as we were driving into Siracusa, I thought, "what is an ugly cell tower". Then I was told that it was actually a church dedicated to a miracle but I still had doubts about its design among ancient ruins...More

Thank DaveL300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's odd to be reviewing a church, but this was a strange , modern building, inside and out, and seemed very out of place in the beautiful old city of Siracusa. The only good thing about it was that it is right near the school...More

Thank panecott
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Only open during mass and could not visit the tombs. The architecture is incredible, in the shape of a tear.

Thank Carmen D
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a striking building, very close to the archaeological park. It is worth a visit as the contrast between its striking modernity and the other places of worship in Syracuse is striking.

Thank DUN01170
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Wanted to see this iconic building and braved a rather hot day to walk up to it. We sat down on the pews to take in the sights around us when we were approached by a woman trying for money, inevitably this ruined the experience.

Thank sgstark
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Having been a bit disappointed in the Greek Theatre (it’s huge, it’s Greek, but...) we diverted from our direct walk back to Ortigia to take in the Sanctuario as it is the one modern building on the skyline. We hadn’t heard of it previously and...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This modern church is surprisingly beautiful and a complete change from the Baroque splendour of Syracuse and Ortygia. Vast inside, simple and peaceful. worth a walk.

Thank Tillyman
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Not sure what the architect was thinking when he/she designed and erected. It is a large, modern structure that doesnt quite fit in beautiful syracuse

Thank Gillian O
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Our B&B was only a very short distance away from this church. We could clearly see it from our room balcony, and we also used it as a landmark when out and about exploring. If we strayed to parts of Syracuse which we were unfamiliar...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well worth the walk from Ortigia to visit this cathedral. It stands out in the Suyacuse skyline out from a distance! A Beautiful, quiet and peaceful place.

Thank chrissie21Yorkshire
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