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Very lovely cathedral with background music and various stations of saints. We were with a young... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Englewood, Florida
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Always steps

If you are in Sicily there are always steps LOL. Nice enough church . again, as other's have... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2017
Hoboken, New Jersey
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“Always steps”
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Piazza San Giovanni, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Very lovely cathedral with background music and various stations of saints. We were with a young child and stroller. One of the locals pointed to a side entrance so we didn't have to attempt all the stairs to enter. No admission cost. Many of the...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you are in Sicily there are always steps LOL. Nice enough church . again, as other's have mentioned not as impressive as some of the other churches but you were allowed in for free ( for a change.)

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We walked up from Ragusa Ibla to the cathedral. I lost count of the steps, it was a very steep walk and you need a good level of fitness. The Cathedral is an impressive building. The best part of the walk is the incredible panoramic...More

Thank GClife
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Impressive size but interior style and decoration less appealing to us than most other churches visited in Sicily.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This cathedral is dedicated to St John the Baptist. This wonderful example of baroque architecture sits on a raised square more or less in the center of Ragusa. The original church was destroyed during the earthquake of 1693 and a new site was chosen for...More

Thank Edo S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit...nice square..not very touristical...you can have a stop there to seethe cathedral...we only made a quich stop on our way to Syracuse

Thank 732myrto
Reviewed 1 August 2016

This monument was open for quite a long period. There was always background music, that made the place feel more sacred and muffle the chattering. Though much has been done already, such a priceless monument needs more funds.

Thank Albert M
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a very restrained cathedral, in white stone with some gold work, and grey stone column capitals.It is pleasant without being spectacular

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 6 June 2016

In 1693 an earthquake leveled much of Ragusa. Wealthier members of the population decided to build a new town higher up a cliff, while the rest of the inhabitants rebuilt on the original site at the bottom of the gorge. The two distinct towns remained...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 5 June 2016

After terrible earthquake of the 11th of 1693 the views of citizens of Ragusa were divided. One part (mostly nobility) decided to stay in the same place - at the Ibla hill (358 m); the other one (working class) chose a new place - nearby...More

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