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“Raw vestiges”
Review of Tempio di Ercole

Tempio di Ercole
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Private Tour Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and Agrigento Valley of Temples
Ranked #4 of 95 things to do in Agrigento
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Owner description: Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.
Reviewed 11 May 2013

This is the first temple on the path up to Giunone, and is only represented by a few columns, with boulders and "spare parts" scattered about. Megalithic quality, and of an artistic nature which appeals in an abstract sculptural way.
Incidentally, on Giunone and Concord, there are six columns on the ends, and thirteen on the sides making for a total of 34. Both 34 and 13 are Fibonacci numbers.

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Reviewed 1 May 2013

amazing place to be seen in the region, the monuments beautifuly preseved, place kids, family,couple firendly, great expirence of an ancient history, great place to take amazing pics, beautiful olive garden next to the temple and the interesting modern sculpture of fallen angel next to temple

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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Oh! How those Greek artists, engineers, builders and artisans all came together so effectively to produce these stone masterpieces for us to marvel at now. Spent a whole day at the foot of this temple - painting. (No decorating!)

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Reviewed 25 April 2013

don't know why I just loved it. It was a wonderful shape, the other temples are fabulous but this was just something extra special

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Reviewed 8 April 2013

The Temple of Hercules sits upon a rise with a spectacular view of the Mediterranean and the valley in the foreground. Get your guide book "The Valley of the Temples of Agrigento" Discovering Ancient Akragas and read during your walk.

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