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“Beautiful gate”
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“All that remains”
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Via dei Normanni, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This gate is well worth seeing, and contributes to the unique feel of Ragusa. It is especially lovely at night, when it is well lighted. The figure of St. George slaying the dragon is very interesting.

Thank Gibraltarfan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ragusa owes its Baroque splendour to an earthquake which meant a total rebuild. This gateway to the old cathedral is all that remains of the previous building. Thanks for the memory

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The portal of St George survived(partially) the earthquake and although weathered and showing signs of wear and tear, the skill of the ancient stone masons is to behold. Look at the intricate edgings to the centre piece and you too will understand why it is...More

Thank David-Claire28
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Beautiful architecture to sample local architecture. Close to central places of interest and amazing views.

Thank Makis P
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The only architectural element that survived the earthquake of 1693. It give a good idea of what the medieval town must have been.

Thank Ohifra
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The main element of the portal, the relief of St George and the dragon, is in very poor condition. However, the outermost band of the decorative orders above has charming reliefs of dragons and bent figures playing musical instruments Worth seeing for those alone

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Passed this way as part of walking tour of Ragusa. Surviving gothic church portal with carving of St George still just visible.

Thank wyfew0
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Ragusa was almost completely rebuilt in the late Baroque style after the 1693 earthquake. This lovely portal to the old cathedral was saved. An interesting counterpart to the lovely 1100s architecture of Palermo and Monreale.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 5 March 2016

A total gem in the Ibla! The lovely, pink-limestone portal has a lunette depicting St. George slaying the dragon. This portal was part of the San Giorgio Church, built in 12th-13th century, and survived the devastating earthquake in 1693. Beautiful!!

Thank Wesnmacke
Reviewed 22 December 2015

One of the historic relics in Ragusa Ibla, a survivor of earthquakes, wars and the ravages of the passing years. Beautiful in its proportions.

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