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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

Via Santa Maria dei Greci, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Lovely small church

As so often in Sicily, this lovely small church encapsulates layers and later and centuries and... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Edmonton, Canada
via mobile
One of the most beautiful ancient churches..

This church dates back to the 1100's and has a rather magical quality to it. It is small... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
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Via Santa Maria dei Greci, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

As so often in Sicily, this lovely small church encapsulates layers and later and centuries and centuries of history. The site was first a Greek temple, and has been reused in various forms over time, with previous uses leaving traces on the building. When we...More

Thank Genjidog
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This church dates back to the 1100's and has a rather magical quality to it. It is small, wonderfully ancient in feel, and tranquil. Very special place.

Thank GreatDaysInParis
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A lovely small chiesa built over Greek 'temple' ruins. Enter through a charming courtyard and then enter the church itself. It is a simple sanctuary and beautifully so; and as noted by all has a glass floor on a portion thereof. You can see through...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I loved this place, the floor has glass sections which show the old temples beneath. It was amazing and the energy and atmosphere were very beautiful. There are services here every day and you can tell that its a much loved church with wonderful bells

Thank Tikiras
Reviewed 19 September 2016

So often, in Europe, upon visiting a church or mosque, you learn of other ancient religious buildings that stood on the same place, often converted to others. In Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci, pillars and floors of an ancient Greek temple can be seen....More

Thank nkdp
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We decided to go to mass and drove to this church. It's built on one of the many Greek temples that were built on the hilltops surrounding the valley. We were lucky to be able to also attend a christening.

Thank CarolnRobb
Reviewed 6 May 2016

A small gem, set in the winding streets of Agrigento, definitely worth finding and visiting, as is the Duomo, both with attractive wood ceilings.

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 23 April 2016

The church is tucked away in the old part of Agrigento and reached via narrow alleyways and steps. It is built on top of an older building of which remains can be seen in front of the church and through the glass floor in the...More

Thank JuergenWDobler
Reviewed 30 January 2016

A very reasonable place to visit, Just 3 euro to go in when we did last summer. There is plenty of history and beautiful sculpture and art to occupy your time while you are there. The scale of the place is quite awe-inspiring.

2  Thank Kalp296
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We decided to go for a stroll around Agrigento to find the cathedral. Somehow we ended up following a group which led to this church. I'm not sure if there is an easier route, but after walking along a very long road with a slight...More

Thank dalton1skiing
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