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St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Imposing Twin Towers

Great sense of history inside the Duomo completed in 1776 and modelled on the churches of Rome and magnificently restored following the dramatic collapse of its dome in1996... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Leyland, United Kingdom
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Leyland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great sense of history inside the Duomo completed in 1776 and modelled on the churches of Rome and magnificently restored following the dramatic collapse of its dome in1996. Fortunately noone was killed in the collapse due to the failure of one oif its pillars.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is absolutely impressive from the outside. It is big, bold, and beautiful. The inside kind of disappoints. Nothing wrong with it, just not as majestic as the exterior.

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Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Recently re-bulit and it shows. Inside is clean and neat, but dull and uninteresting. It is big. Facade and steps outside are very grand.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

When I last visited Noto in the summer of 2007, I did not know ahead of time that the Dome of the cathedral had collapsed in 1996 and that it would take 11 years to rebuilt so that I was unable to visit the cathedral which reopened a bit later in 2007. I then made a pledge that I would... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Spectacular colours during the sun set in Noto. I loved the view from the stairs and the atmosphere on the main road. Enjoy

Thank Alisandru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The Italians know how to build baroque churches. This is not an exception. But what means SPQN that is written over the entrance?

Thank Alexander M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Really special with beautiful art and laid out in a stately fashion. Tranquil too and really lovely. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

You can not count the churches in Sicily, no way !!! We saw many, really, and in the most of them we went inside. This St. Nicholas Cathedral is one of them you have to see it !! Believe me.

Thank syrietje
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The baroque period in Noto saw the construction of this amazing cathedral, but like many in Southern Italy, the exterior is more rich and ornate than the interior. Definitely worth a look and the entrance and steps leading up the front create a sense of grandeur.

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Barga, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best view you get from the roof of Santa Chiara church. And of course from the bottom of the scalinata.

Thank pietro b

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