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This Cathedral, a fine example of Sicilian Norman architecture, has retained its original medieval lines even after a long history: built under Roger II, consecrated in 1197, destroyed in the 1908 earthquake and rebuilt.
Piazza del Duomo, Messina, Sicily, Italy
+39 346 973 3560
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like odd clocks and mechanics this is a good place to stop ad take a look, but otherwise it is just a place where trinket sellers will try and get you to spend a few Euros for the usual rubbish.

Thank clivepalmer2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly destroyed due to the earthquake of 1908, it has been carefully reconstructed and is now one of the most beautiful Duomo of Italy. In particular the carved and painted ceiling all in wood

Thank Martino56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just stopped back on the way to the port. I was not sure what to expect but was impressed by tthe clock tower. we did not see the timepiece in motion but even so it was lovely

Thank starkman2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First stop on Royal Caribbean cruise was Messina which is Sicily. We decided not to do the ship excursion so we explored on our own. It was a lovely little town with beautiful churches. The town square has a lot of charm despite all the...More

Thank atlgirl53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We coming wiht Seawiev cruise ship. We checked Messina and we surprised the beautifull church. Is the most beutifull dome in Sicilie! We regards this place everybody!

Thank GaultandMillaeu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately, we were in town on a holiday and it was closed, but the church and tower are worth a visit.

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this lovely church on the Piazza del Duomo when on a cruise excursion. Wedding ongoing when we saw it. Also viewed nearby clock tower and Fountain. Be prepared to be hounded by street hawkers.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church is beautiful and full of history. The church, as many in Europe was open to the public and everyone is free to walk around and take photo's. Don't forget that this is a Catholic church so being quiet is a must.

Thank Geralyn V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit but beware of Restaurant Dolce Vita next left to the tower which is a tourist rip off! The climb up the tower was great!! Magic views!

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 11 June 2018

At noon, the golden statues come alive with bells and music and sound effects. The whole plaza stops to watch the show. The plaza also has a lot of hawkers for souvenirs. We took the hop on and hop off from the plaza.

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