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Santuario Madonna delle Lacrime

Viale Luigi Cadorna, 139, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 21446
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What a waste of time!

Totally boring and pointless unless the Pope himself is there. Does not even function as a church... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wezlove
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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As a Catholic, it was so special to visit Our Lady of Tears. Quick visit or you can have mass... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
babapalooza
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Viale Luigi Cadorna, 139, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 21446
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"modern church"
in 19 reviews
"virgin mary"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful sanctuary"
in 2 reviews
"coloured glass"
in 2 reviews
"interesting architecture"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 10 reviews
"archaeological park"
in 7 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"ancient ruins"
in 2 reviews
"greek theatre"
in 2 reviews
"tears"
in 16 reviews
"miracle"
in 13 reviews
"statue"
in 12 reviews
"crying"
in 9 reviews
"teardrop"
in 4 reviews
"skyline"
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"leaping"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally boring and pointless unless the Pope himself is there. Does not even function as a church. Pointless paintings which are "Art Nouveau".

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Catholic, it was so special to visit Our Lady of Tears. Quick visit or you can have mass there. You can see the shrine from almost any point in Ortigia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is supposed to be a giant teardrop in homage to the tears of Our Lady which appeared from a statue in 1954.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

this is really an astonishing building that deserves more recognition. two churches in one, both huge, amazing use of concrete and modern architecture. worth visiting on a Sunday when the whole complex is open. Nice gardens, too.

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Designed as a sanctuary for a smal bas-relief of Virgin Mary which allegedy shed tears in 1953 this massive concrete structure sticks out in the northern part of Syracuse and, quite symbolically, towers over the ancient temple of Demeter. Unless you are very religious, it...More

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Reviewed 11 February 2018

A must if you are nearby. Built like a tear which suggests its name and reliquary. The paintings of artist austin camilleri, a gozitan, are impressive. I want to visit again in a pilgrimage.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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

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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
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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.

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