Beautiful. Worth the trip. I came from Malta for 24 hours and would have stayed 10 days if I could. There is lots to see for a small island but be sure to find the good food spots. Can be spotty.
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The best time to see the Duomo is early evening when the stone glows with a lovely golden colour and the whole Piazza looks beautiful. Although the front of the Duomo is a magnificent example of Sicilian Baroque from the mid 18th century like most...More
This Cathedral is like a cat with 9 lives. It has had many lives. Life #1, they have found foundations of a temple that dates to prehistory. Then life #2, the Greek Temple of Athena was built in the 5th century BC. The temple was...More
The Duomo of Siracusa is a Catholic Church that was built from a Greek temple that was dedicated to Athena. The Greek columns are still visible and show this site's original purpose. The Duomo entrance opens to the piazza on the west. When it was...More
Beautiful church art and architecture. Come see how the ancient Greek stone was used to help build the church and all of the grand marble. Set in Siracusa's most magnificent square.
Very interesting building in gorgeous square. Some areas cordoned off for prayers, but most is accessible. Beautiful floor, Marble columns, and some exhibits. Parts of the cathedral date back to Greek times, with later additions blending in to great effect. Unmissable.
Wonderful building! If you know its history you will appreciate it even more. The ancient Greek originally built a temple for Athena here in the 5th century BC. You can still see the original columns. Later, in the 7th century, the present cathedral was constructed...More
Where once stood a Greek Temple , the amazing Cathedral shows a fascinating combinationof ancient Greek and Baroque styles . The locatin is great too : Piazza Minerva on one side ; the eliptical vast Piazza Duomo with some stunning buildings on the other side...More