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“Christian cathedral on an ancient Greek temple”
Review of Duomo di Siracusa

Duomo di Siracusa
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Syracuse Day Trip from Taormina
Ranked #2 of 119 things to do in Syracuse
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“Christian cathedral on an ancient Greek temple”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

It's a pity we can only see a fraction of the old temple. But one can still see the grandeur of Magna Grecia and how with primitive tools man built such magnificense.

Visited September 2013
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“to be seen- amazing”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

the cathedral is a wonderful piece of art. you can see the blending of the old temple of Athena with the cathedral and the result is wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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“Fascinating”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This really is an interesting old cathedral - it incorporates an ancient Greek temple. While we were there a wedding took place which added to the sense of occasion

Visited June 2014
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“Norman church created from Greek temple. Awesome!”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The original structure is a Greek temple to Athene from several hundred years BC. The Normans turned it into a church in the AD600s, and there's a Baroque facade that you can admire but which doesn't fit. Inside you can see the original construction, and how the columns moved in the famous 1693 earthquake. The construction is magnificent. Even from the outside you can see the columns integrated into the side wall and the 3-step plinth of the original temple. Very well worthwhile seeing if you're interested in the architecture.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“Syracuse Cathedral”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This has to be one of the most interesting Cathedrals in the world with its 'north' wall incorporating massive columns from the original Temple of Minerva in stark contrast to the exuberant decoration of the Baroque facade. The interior is relatively simple, but there are still many fascinating items to take note of.

Visited June 2014
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