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Basilica di Santa Maria

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Address: Via Umberto, 95036 Randazzo, Sicily, Italy
08:30 - 12:30
16:00 - 19:00
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Nice church in quant village

Nice church in the quaint old village of Randazzo. Heard mass on New Year`s Day. Was on holiday with friends and visited this church as a group.

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Tonio C
Mosta, Malta
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Mosta, Malta
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Nice church in the quaint old village of Randazzo. Heard mass on New Year`s Day. Was on holiday with friends and visited this church as a group.

Thank Tonio C
Paola, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

It's a beautifully built church which has a single belfry in its front. Once entered the church is really a peaceful setting... Quiet and well lit. It hosts the beautiful painting of Our Lady in Assumption and also a beautiful decorated altar. Must see when in Randazzo

Thank Abigail A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Randazzo has some lovely structures and this is one of them. The use of the lava rock is beautiful and has endured well over the years.

Thank ghibesan
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

A pleasant surprise occurred when we tried the front door, found it locked, and walked away to read the signage nearby. The priest must have heard us, because he popped his head out of the door and opened it. We enjoyed seeing the church, which is very well kept.

Thank jerseyjazz
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

The church has a beautifully painted ceiling and is very well kept.From the left side door one has a splendid view of the surrounding mountains

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Reviewed 28 August 2015

In Piazza Santa Maria, he rises to the sky the basilica dedicated to Our Lady, an extraordinary model of religious architecture that is rooted far back in time, so as to be confused with the legend. The story goes, that the church of Santa Maria Randazzo, besides hiding untold treasures, was originally erected in the place where a shepherd boy... More 

Thank michellesul2015
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

A glorious church and we were made most welcome and wonderfully welcomed - both the interior and exterior are a delight. Special time to visit is 15 August - parochial feast of the Assumption.

Thank 795Traveller
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

The impressive thing to see here is how the walls are set up, it is like a lot of blocks of different sizes and forms stacked. The architecture is not too different than the most of churches around, there is a new statue in front of it though.

Thank Dyego C
Sliema, Malta
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Basilica di Santa Maria is a beautiful church adorned with stunning architecture and a magnificent interior. The lava stone facade adds to the beauty of this building. Worth visiting

Thank Lionel L
Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Gorgeous facade, most of it is made with lava rock as are the roads nearby. The church was built between the 13th and 17th century, while the bell-tower dates back to the 19th century. The interior decorations are also beautiful including the altar as well as the mosaic windows. If you're in Randazzo it's worth a visit.

Thank ridewyoming

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