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Duomo di Catania

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Via Etnea, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Stunning cathedral

Well, a complete must visit attraction in Catania, its magnificent cathedral, which is free to visit, and in a really nice square, full of shops and bars.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, a complete must visit attraction in Catania, its magnificent cathedral, which is free to visit, and in a really nice square, full of shops and bars.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A majestic interior with a cupola, tall transept and three apses. The three Norman apses and transept are original Norman. Worth seeing, and on the lovely Piazza Duomo. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always impressed by the amount of effort and passion that went into building these cathedrals. This is no exception. For Catania, it is stunning. I found the interior particularly interesting- maybe because they were prepping for Carnivale, but also because it is brighter than most cathedrals in Italy. Well worth a visit and it's free!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant, photographs are permitted inside. So are dogs, which amused me. The duomo is free to visit and contains some interesting art of St Agneta. There are minimal things available to do in Catania, so definitely go here.

Thank StretchyStace
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful piece of art and architecture. Lovely style, very photogenic view. Lovely in the Piazza with same name.

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Albany, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I visited this lovely cathedral right in the main Elephant Square of Catania, very close to the fish market. We visited during Christmas week, and even attended midnight mass on Christmas Eve and had the pleasure of seeing the processional led by the bishop holding Bambino Cristo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Mooching around old buildings is a guilty pleasure of mine and the Cathedral in Catania is no exception. Destroyed and rebuilt several times (due to earthquakes), there is little bits of everything in what is now largely a baroque styled Duomo. Go in the off-season and you'll have the place mostly to yourself (if a Mass isn't taking place).

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A very large open Pjazza in front of the Duomo,with The Elelphant statute in the middle of it,visited by people of every naation each day, and truly magnificent.The Dumo itself is worth visiting, so do not miss, down to the rght of the Duomo is a fish Market daily and around 5 /10 minutes away is the Ruins of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our tour started in the heart of the old city center Piazza Duomo. The piazza is home to , U liotru, an elephant statue carrying an obelisk and the Cathedral di Sant' Agata or Saint Agatha. St Agata is patron saint of breast cancer patients. It is told that her breast were cut off. Catania is a blend of Norman,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We went for a day out with our friends of a lifetime who live in Catania, and after our shopping day in Via Etnea (THE shopping desination of Catania!), they took us for a break in this part of the centre.. and it's really relaxing to look at! There's this big Cathedral, home to St. Agatha (a HUGE procession is... More 

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