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Tempio dei Dioscuri

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Address: Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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IMPRESSIVE TEMPLE AT NIGHT

Not much left of this nice little temple but quite impressive at night, if you have no time you might skip it without problems

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 October 2016
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Berlare, Belgium
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Berlare, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not much left of this nice little temple but quite impressive at night, if you have no time you might skip it without problems

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

At the far end of the site, this apparently is the symbol of Sicily, depicted by the column structure, or so told by our guide. As with the whole site, you have to give each example time to wander and take in.

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Thank SagaloutsTour
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is actually the temple of Castor & Polluxus but either way a marvellous and tranquil place to visit. It transports you back in time being here.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Ancient architecture always manages to impress me and this structure is just one party of an incredible complex of buildings.

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Thank Amelia H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am not sure you can say which is the best temple to visit - you need to give this site the time that it deserves. We visited in the evening and by the time we go to the last temple it was in the dark and this was beautifully lit up.

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Thank becky248
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Tempio dei Dioscuri, (the brothers Castor and Pollux), built 5th century BC had six columns front and back with thirteen down the sides and measured 34.12 metres x 15.86 metres. The temple was badly damaged by the Carthaginians in 406BC and earthquakes. 19th century restorations have severely compromised the temples original appearance, as materials from different periods were used from... More 

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Thank KTGP
Kaunas, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I was looking at it in the view of the city of Agrigento laing behind and was thinking that even after 1000years this will still be standing, but I was not sure about the city with nowadays architecture.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Located at the northern end of the Valley of Temples high on the ridge this we tell you that you have arrived. Take a road to the east here for an entrance. This would get you to the lowest entrance. It would be a slight up. Hill walk to see the other monuments but a easy walk to the exit.

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Thank Jim C
Naples, Campania, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The Temple of Gastor and Pollux is a rebuild version of the 5thBC Temple that was destoyed by an earthquake. The temple is clearly visable fom the Giardino della Kolymbetra and its formation of the four columns include an entablature mounted over the foundings of an originary temple 31 x 13.39 m, and which would have been a Doric perypteros... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is the first temple you see if you walk to the site from the parking lot. It's a small part of the temple, only four Doric columns, reconstructed in the 19th century.

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