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Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017, Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is impressive inside as are the step. It is worth a visit on your tour of Noto among the other superb buildings on the main street. It is also worth seeing in the evening and night time particularly when sat at the excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jon_Janet
Reviewed 5 November 2018

The cathedral of St Nicholas is the most important place of worship in Noto being the cathedral of the Diocese since it was established in 1844. It is dedicated to San Nicolò of Mira. Construction works started in 1693 but because of the many earthquakes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ashsaw
Reviewed 18 October 2018

This cathedral looks so impressive from the outside, a bit like the one in Palermo where on entering one cannot fail to be disappointed because the magnificance is not continued. However the wide and many steps up to the entrance are really something else again....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

There are endless cathedrals in Sicily and this is another, but it is not falling to bits like some others and the frescos inside are colourful and vibrant. The cathedral dominates the streetscape which itself is well worth wandering up and down taking in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard3150
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

You will probably not miss this cathedral on your visit to Noto. It is the premier church of the city and admission is free. However the interior is rather disappointing being rather bland and uniform with few of the expected stone carvings. This is not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bluebellplasnewydd
Reviewed 13 October 2018

In St Nicholas Cathedral you can see and enjoy the beauty of architecture and art. It is accessable by going up a number of steps at the side of the cathedral.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dorothy370
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The cathedral has a very pretty and interesting exterior aspect. The interior, like most of the churches we visited in Sicily, is very plain with the exception of the alter area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This is an exceptionally attractive building literally out shining it's equally impressive neighbours because of its recent renovation - that plus the steps. Inside is interesting - it has a modern feel again probably due to it's recent history. It is closed 13.00 to 15.00...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 799michaelh799
Reviewed 18 September 2018

One of the ”must see” in Noto! It is quit breathtaking and I think you should take your time and realy tak it all in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catharina R
Reviewed 30 August 2018

La Cattedrale di San Nicolò is dedicated to San Nicolò of Mira and became a cathedral in 1844. The façade initially looks quite ordinary, it is the three tiered monumental staircase leading up to it, which steals the whole show. The façade has statues of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but you may about to enquire when you are in Sicily using Tourist information. I found church times did vary but most were open in the morning. Some in Ortigia closed at 14.00 or had short opening times to... More