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St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Spectacular exterior

This is absolutely impressive from the outside. It is big, bold, and beautiful. The inside kind of disappoints. Nothing wrong with it, just not as majestic as the exterior.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jason B
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is absolutely impressive from the outside. It is big, bold, and beautiful. The inside kind of disappoints. Nothing wrong with it, just not as majestic as the exterior.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Recently re-bulit and it shows. Inside is clean and neat, but dull and uninteresting. It is big. Facade and steps outside are very grand.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

When I last visited Noto in the summer of 2007, I did not know ahead of time that the Dome of the cathedral had collapsed in 1996 and that it would take 11 years to rebuilt so that I was unable to visit the cathedral which reopened a bit later in 2007. I then made a pledge that I would... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacular colours during the sun set in Noto. I loved the view from the stairs and the atmosphere on the main road. Enjoy

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The Italians know how to build baroque churches. This is not an exception. But what means SPQN that is written over the entrance?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Really special with beautiful art and laid out in a stately fashion. Tranquil too and really lovely. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You can not count the churches in Sicily, no way !!! We saw many, really, and in the most of them we went inside. This St. Nicholas Cathedral is one of them you have to see it !! Believe me.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The baroque period in Noto saw the construction of this amazing cathedral, but like many in Southern Italy, the exterior is more rich and ornate than the interior. Definitely worth a look and the entrance and steps leading up the front create a sense of grandeur.

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Barga, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best view you get from the roof of Santa Chiara church. And of course from the bottom of the scalinata.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited Noto as part of a day in Syracuse and Ortigia, so glad we didn't miss this. Gorgeous and still bit of an unknown gem really. Not sure how long will stay this way as has a lot to offer alongside this place! The stone changes color at different times of day- white in morning, yellow at noon and... More 

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