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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 3 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.

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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.

Thank Francois D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Baroque building beautifully lite at night gives the square a tremendous feeling of Italy at its best. There has been a Greek, then Roman and now this all on the same site traces of all three can be seen in various parts of the building....More

Thank TimWilliam5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rarely do you get such an opportunity to feel what it would have been like to have stood in a Greek temple. I love this place, steeped in history, what an atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rarely one can walk into a building that has been in continuous occupation and use for 2,500 years - just that experience sends tremors on your spine and tears of commotion to your eyes. The Duomo is unique ad the structure of the Greek temple...More

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