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Palazzo degli Elefanti

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An iconic statue in the main square

Even though like most monuments in Catania it could do with a restoration the monument is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Florence U
Florence, Italy
Town hall

This building is now a municipal building for the council. Set near both the cathedral and fish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 742 1111
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Reviewed yesterday

Even though like most monuments in Catania it could do with a restoration the monument is spectacular. I particularly loved frequenting this area at different times of the day to see how the locals enjoyed their time in the main square

Thank Florence U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This building is now a municipal building for the council. Set near both the cathedral and fish market it forms part of this UNESCO heritage area.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area was a good visit. There is a market along the square, including a fish market with many vendors. The area was crowded with locals buying their supplies for meals, a diverse group of merchants. Only difficulty was with language, makes the experience even...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

This is a part of any walk in Catania. The square is wide and is at the end/beginning of walking up through to the main square.

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Something of a memorable oddity like the Elephant and Castle (entirely different and irrelevant) and as always in Sicily steeped in history. The elephant is Roman, the obelisk is Egyptian (Cleopatra’s Needle, anyone?) and there are Christian symbols on the assembly so quite an agglomeration...More

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 26 September 2018

its a must see if your in catania for the first timel ots of shop and eatarys to try out.fish market is near by if yourn there in the morning.

Thank Joe646
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

As far as I could find out, the Palazzo degli Elefanti is somewhat of a town hall nowadays. The architecture is stunning although getting inside isn’t easy (we couldn’t take a look).

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The piazza is amazing and has all the history you need in the town centre. Many shops, restaurants, and even a fish market. Why bother going anywhere else?

Thank Explore509299
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

An elephant statue carved from Etnaic lava during Roman times carrying an Egyptian obelisk surmounted by Christian symbols. All sitting on a fountain with allegorical figures of local rivers. An icon of Catania.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The place has great atmosphere and so many stories about the Elephant.. still not sure which is true. legents are so many and so interesting, but you need to hear them from local people and the way the tell them :))

Thank Vanya I
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