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Wonderfully sculpted facade

The decoration on the outside of the basilica is fantastic. Interior is relatively plain compared... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nan T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Why isn't this world renown?

We all know what Florence Duomo looks like, St Peter's in Vatican City, St. Mark's in Venice... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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2 weeks ago
“Wonderfully sculpted facade”
25 Jul 2018
“Why isn't this world renown?”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The decoration on the outside of the basilica is fantastic. Interior is relatively plain compared with the cathedral, but still worth a look

Thank Nan T
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We all know what Florence Duomo looks like, St Peter's in Vatican City, St. Mark's in Venice... well... this is easily in that category. The sculptured figures in front, alone are worth a trip. The cherubs in front, the Old Testament prophets, the incredible paintings...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 27 May 2017

One of the many churches in Acireale (about half way between Taormina and Catania) . Amazing Baroque architecture outside , less impressive inside . Main entrance on Via Vittorio Emanuele and not on the Piazza Leonardo Vigo . Only a few minutes walk from Piazza...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Acireale apparently has 100 churches! This one is worth stepping into. You can further enjoy it it from across the square whilst having a gelato at the bar exactly across, the other side of the square.

Thank Basia1947
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Acireale is definitely worth a walk while you are in and around Catania. Take the costal road that goes from Catania through Aci Castello, Aci Trezza (remember to say hi to the Cyclopes) and finally park close to the duomo in Acireale. For such a...More

Thank Alisandru
Reviewed 19 November 2016

A real jewel of baroque architecture - beautiful facade and interiors. The church is right in the city center and worth a visit especially for those in love with architecture and history.

Thank Oksana_Barkhat
Reviewed 28 May 2016

I am not a particular fan of Acireale and would instead spend the day in AciCastello and Acitrezza, but if you are here, the facade is pretty spectacular. The line of cherubs in particular is unique, and there is a bar across the way, if...More

Thank jgc37
Reviewed 7 November 2015

The facade is really where this church stands out. There are many angels and columns and niches. Fascinating. Inside there are some interesting frescoes, but not to the same quality as the outside art.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Acireale is the most famous city for its beautiful churches, in fact it is true. I was here one evening after dinner, of course the church was already closed so I could admire it only from the outside, it was enough to understand that this...More

Thank Magellano81
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Beautiful Basilica, if you are in or around the Acireale area it is really worth a visit. Easy to park nearby.

Thank Maurizio M
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