Duomo di Siracusa - Sicily
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The cathedral is somehow an archive of island history. It was built on the site of the Temple of Athena, whichs mighty columns where integrated in the church - they are embedded in one exterior wall and inside they forms chapels on one side. The Baroque facade was designed by Andrea Palma in the 18th century, and is decorated with sculptures.
The cathedral square is encircled by white and pink oleanders, and flanked by elegant palazzos, churches and mansions which are all built in Baroque style. Meet beautiful Palazzo Beneventano and Palazzo Vermexio, and the church Santa Lucia alla Badia which houses the painting 'Burial of Saint Lucy' of Caravaggio.
In summer extended opening hours. Entrance fee: € 2
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