Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse
About Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse
Duomo Di Siracusa, Syracuse - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Piazza Duomo, Ortigia, 4 – Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Ticket Price: 2 EUR
Time Required: 00:30 Mins
Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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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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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 !
Nice cathedral built on the remains of a greek temple dedicated to Athena. Inside is somptuous, a mix between baroque style and doric style with the remained columns integrated to the structure. Nice paintings and sculptures, there is even some relics.. (!) Wear proper clothes (cover your shoulder/legs) the staff is a little bit touchy on that topic. Entry price is 2€/p.
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.
Helpful Cheerful concierge and restaurant staff . Rooms and dining rooms have very nicely been refurbished since my last stay dating back 1995 ish. Can t say anything about rates
Excellent monument of different epochs, styles and cultures. Visitors are allowed to take non commercial photo without flash light.