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“Stunning”

Basilica Cattedrale Sant'Agata V. M.
Ranked #19 of 168 things to do in Catania
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 great things you will see.
The painted walls and ceilings are of note and beautiful.
Outside the Cathedral is a plaque outlining the history of the Cathedral.
Must see place

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mario D
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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 Chapel of St. Agatha and the Latin cross ground-plan, with a nave and two aisles.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Michael Z
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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
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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 the traditional religious art work was likewise unattractively dark.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jim C
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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
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