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Address: Viale Luigi Cadorna, 139, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Although the building appears a bit cold in the midst of ancient archaeological finds, the story behind the Lady of Tears is quite touching and the pictures and video depicting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kathy S
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the building appears a bit cold in the midst of ancient archaeological finds, the story behind the Lady of Tears is quite touching and the pictures and video depicting the tears rolling down the face of the Virgin Mary are moving.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Well worth a visit whether you like the architecture or not. The small museum under the cathedral tells the story of the weeping Madonna miracle with short video and photos including the 1994 opening and blessing by the Pope. The architecture is unqiue and i found it very interesting and nice change of pace from the Baroque cathedrals throughout the... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This rates a stop due to the interesting architecture. On the way to the Archaeological Museum you can't help but see this building. It dominates the area. The Santuary is across the street from the Museum and a few minutes walk from the Archaeological park, so do enjoy it as you walk by.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This teepee in the middle of Syracuse is a surprising oasis of calm offering space for reflection and meditation for those so inspired. some wonderful contrasts of light and darkness and a welcome break from wall to wall Baroque. There is an extraordinary chapel in homage to the miracles attributed to Pastor Pio.

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Thank Carrie P
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This gets a four star from me because I love architecture. I wanted to see this innovative concept inside and out. I was fascinated by this fresh approach to a monumental church. It sits in its own large park setting. This is a must see if you share my interest.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

French architect- not Eiffel but need I say more. Inside there is peace in lower space. Chagallesque bright windows. Worth a visit if yr close @ he Archae Park anyway. Loos are pestered by aggressive beggars.

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Budapest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had a chance only to have a look from the outside and it was like a church from a sci-fi movies. I hope I can drop in to see the interior next time!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I've scored this review based on how interesting I found this building, rather than how attractive it is. You can see the church from pretty well everywhere in Syracuse, and it's even more overwhelming close up. I'm not a fan of grey-painted concrete brutalist architecture, but someone else may find it beautiful. It's worth going inside, standing in the centre,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This tear shaped church dedicated to a weeping image of the Virgin Mary is a very useful landmark in the city. The gardens are lovely, fragrant and relaxing. The inside of the church is surprisingly beautiful - with it's simple up-sweeping space and colourful chapels "in-the-round". Do not just walk by, stop and visit this amazing building.

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Thank Debra K
York
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

An amazing building with an equally amazing reason for being built. Known locally as The Lemon Squeezer it is visible for some miles. Downside is appreciation of the interior and the religious aspect spoilt by persistent beggars.

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