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Duomo di Siracusa

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Piazza Duomo | Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 389 550 3267
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Reviewed today via mobile

The church is very beautiful from the outside. They want you to pay an entrance fee to go inside. There are enough other churches in town that don't charge.

Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My favorite spot in all of Ortigia was sitting in the piazza in the evening as the lights came on, displaying the beautiful baroque white exterior of the Duomo. We waited until almost the last day of our visit to Ortigia to go Inside. The...More

Thank MegP200
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the benefit of being the first visitor of the day when I went. Costs 3 euro but money well spent. If honest I prefer the outside to the interior but an awesome place.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 6 days ago

The cathedral started out as a Greek Doric Temple. The original columns are still visible both inside and out. It was converted into a Mosque in 878, then converted back when the Normans controlled the area. The inside and outside are both architecturally beautiful.

Thank showmemo61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed mass here on a Sunday morning then explored the church. The preserved Greek columns are amazing.

Thank FoodieforShore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go no where else while in Ortigia please take time to walk through the cathedral.... it is so beautiful. See the inside during the day but come back to see how pretty at night.

Thank 897luannej
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral of Syracuse has 2400 years of history and is a definite 'must-see'. Starting out as a Greek temple it is one of the oldest known Doric monuments. It was built for the tyrant Gelon in the V century BC to thank the goddess...More

Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful old church that is worth seeing. There is a slight admission charge but it is well worth it.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth seeing, just be careful it is extensively used for services so may not be totally suitable for children.

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like so many Italian cathedrals, duomos and churches this one is impressive and a joy to visit. Oh, and free entrance too, unlike quite a few others recently. The aquare in front of it is majestic and we really enjoyed our visit here.

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