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“Make this part of your exploration of Agrigento's old city.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci
Ranked #9 of 67 things to do in Agrigento
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Brisbane, Australia
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Make this part of your exploration of Agrigento's old city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

A fascinating church in an interesting area. We had a brochure listing Agrigento's most significant churches. This would have been the smallest but it has been beautifully and sensitively restored with a simple interior. Still used as a worship centre it has features which allow visitors to see the foundations of the Greek temple beneath and from the side crypt.

Visited October 2013
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62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Tiny but fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

It's worth searching this little church out. Simple decor but fascinating to see the remains of the Ancient Greek church underneath the present ne.

Visited September 2013
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 attraction reviews
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“Interesting little church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

The church was built on top of an ancient temple. You can see the crepidome and part of the columns at the side of the church.The floor of the altar and part of the central nave are made of glass so you can see the temple below. The neighbourhood is also interesting, with streets made of stairs going up and down and children running.

Visited August 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Small church based on old greek temple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

This small church is worth going. You can see inside and also on the left side outside the greek columns on which the church was built. Somebody takes care of the little garden in front of the church with some attractive plants and flowers.

Visited August 2013
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Cold Lake, Ab
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“A bit hard to find - but worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

You can get there from Via Athenea by the stairs or take a cab. The church is built on top of greco-roman ruins. My best friend got married there...beautiful!

Visited August 2013
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