Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse

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  • Address: Piazza Duomo, Ortigia, 4 – Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-093165328
  • Ticket Price: 2 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage, the Duomo di Siracusa was formerly a Greek temple that dated back to the 5th century BC. The present Byzantine church dates back to the 7th century and still holds archaeological insights into its origins.

The early 20th century excavations of the place uncovered many historic artefacts (including pre-Hellenic objects) that can be seen at the Museo archeologico regionale Paolo Orsi. However, even today, a visit to the gorgeous Church is sure to send you shooting into historic times recreated by the intricate baroque elements, rustic walls, delicate work seen on the pillars and beautiful pulpits that adorn its interiors.

What is special about the church that it was stransformed into a Mosque for a short while in the 9th century and was changed to a church again in 1085. Every transformation of the place is somehow still preserved in its structure and if you look closely, you can find a seamless merge of all of its history in its architecture.

Highlights of the place include:

  • Marabitti, statue of the Virgin
  • Ancient columns of the Temple of Athena worked into the current architecture
  • Stained glass window at the St Lucia Chapel

Duomo Di Siracusa Ticket Prices

  • Admission fee: Euros 2 per person

How To reach Duomo Di Siracusa by Public Transport

  • Bus: at Interbus Spa (3.2 kilometers away)
  • Train: Siracusa Train station (3.2 kilometers away)
  • On Foot
  • By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car

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Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse Reviews

  • The Syracusans trapped the Athenian armada in the great harbour, destroyed it, and imprisoned its fighting men in the quarries, where they died in thousands, excepting those who could recite verses of Aeschylus, who were released. Poetry, myth and engineering are the constituents of the lovely, quiet drama that is Syracuse. When visitors say 'Syracuse' today they are thinking of Ortygia, the little island, now bridged to the mainland, which guards and almost closes the mouth of the great harbour. Here you will find the spring of Arethusa, where fresh water surfaces in the salt sea. Here is the cathedral, one of the great wonders of southern Europe (Sicily hoards several of them) where a Greek temple became a Roman temple which became a mosque which became a Norman cathedral. Outside is one of the loveliest piazzas in Italy, more a long triangle than a square, where a bowed slope of paving, baroque palaces, the levant wind, the cathedral front and Syracuse's heavenly sun combine to make perhaps the most perfect coffee-drinking spot in the world. Narrow alleys criss-cross the little island, from quayside to seawall. In the summer, platforms of scaffolding and planks are erected on the seaward side where young and old swim and sunbathe. They are a mixture: locals, students and visitors; but Ortygia has that trick, like firelight or wonderful food, which makes all men and women feel at home. You feel a long way from the rest of Europe in Syracuse, but simultaneously, strangely, as if you have found its soul. Pictured: Syracuse Cathedral, Sicily

  • Don't miss visiting the cathedral inside. You will find a great archaeological surprise . The columns that stood for the Ancient Greek temple of goddess Athena can still be seen on the two built sidewalls. Really impressive !

  • We are not that into Cathedrals and Domes but the dome in Syracuse is quite neat. The outside area is huge and absolutely beautiful. Inside you will find the more classic cathedral things. 2 euro in entrance. If you have bare shoulders they help you to cover that. Make sure to visit the small rooms on the side and look up in the ceiling for quite beautiful paintings.

  • Syracusse was our one night stop on our round trip on sicilii we were cantoned at eleuteria ... We started to walk around town visited amfiteater and went to ortigia there are some nice town squares with many restaurants (not very cheap) you should try to buy some ice cream there they Can make it Nice and tasty ... Everywhere you can go on foot i dont recommend car ... And avoid driving in syracusse before pause and right before it ends ... The traffic is in these hours very bad

  • Well worth the small entrance fee. Do not miss the skulls on the floors

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