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Gorgeous sweeping cathedral

I saw this cathedral at night and it was gorgeous. Definitely go to the City Center, even just to... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
annabob91
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Must visit

Beautiful cathedral occupying a prime spot in the city.some great statues adorn this church. Great... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
ian_dempster
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

I saw this cathedral at night and it was gorgeous. Definitely go to the City Center, even just to walk by this beautiful church!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank annabob91
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral occupying a prime spot in the city.some great statues adorn this church. Great that all are free to visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The cathedral dates to 1093 when it was constructed on the ruins of an earlier Roman Baths. The building has suffered a series of misfortunes throughout its history having been destroyed by earthquakes and fire. The present structure dates to 1711 with the dome added...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dan L
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This beautiful cathedral is one of the must sees in Catania. The inside is as beautiful as the outside.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank denizozsan
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is another beautiful Cathedral you must see. If you think the outside is stunning with it's statues and brilliant stone work, then inside will knock you out for a sixer. Murals, artwork, alters and a bust of a notable Franciscan priest are just some...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mario D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Basilica is located at Piazza Duomo. Admission is free. It's the seat of the Archbishops of Catania. It's been destroyed and rebuilt several times because of earthquakes and eruptions of Mt. Etna. It was originally constructed in 1078-1093. A must see - especially the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michael Z
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Must see Basilica when in Catania, without this blue Baroque style church Catania is nothing but small Sicilian city. You can simply enjoy the city vibes sitting in front of the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ninomacharashvili
Reviewed 26 October 2017

In general Catania is dark, dirty and dreary city. In this same vein, the Cathedral de Sant Agata positioned on an open plaza a few blocks from the harbor was fairly traditional from the outside but relatively poorly light, unattractive and dreary inside. Much of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Open during the day it seems to close in the evening, free to enter easy to find on the main square.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank family52
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I have viated many churches in Italy. It is not the most extravagant, but still is the nicest you will find in Catania. It is free to visit but i suggest paying the 3€ per person to viait the dome. You will be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Stefano F
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