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Basilica di Santa Maria

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Basilica di Santa Maria

169 Reviews
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colaradopam wrote a review Apr 2019
Chepstow, United Kingdom398 contributions57 helpful votes
focal point of this little hill top town stuffed full of history, good multi language information board outside
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Date of experience: April 2019
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HolidayForUs wrote a review Dec 2018
Bath, United Kingdom2 281 contributions273 helpful votes
As with many of the buildings in Randazzo, the church has been built using black bricks, which is unusual. The cathedral is impressive and imposing from the outside. We went inside and is worth a look around, particularly at the font near the main entrance (we missed it the first time around!)
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Pimlican wrote a review Sep 2018
London, United Kingdom611 contributions411 helpful votes
Given the wealth of wonderful Baroque cathedrals boasted by Sicily, this is a somewhat downbeat experience. Commenced in the short Swabian period, the cathedral is built of black tufa, and is rather depressing. Didn’t visit the interior, because it was locked. On a Sunday. One to give a miss, as, indeed, is the entire town of Randazzo.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Ogy Kovachev wrote a review Feb 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria1 327 contributions214 helpful votes
We were changing trains in the town and were just passing by. We had no opportunity to enter the church to see its frescos. The clock tower was having a good ding dong signal.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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InfoSiciliastyle wrote a review Apr 2017
Randazzo, Italy3 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice setting and to be included while you visit Randazzo. Actually, since park is an issue in this medieval town, a good idea is to leave/park your car in streets' square surrounding this church and then you can start your walk tour through randazzo from there. Also, in front of this church you have a really nice (wirth a try) gelateria: MUSUMECI... Nobody would imagine that the owner has won two time the 1 prize for world best ice-cream! So, three good reasons to visit this church. In any case, for architecture lovers, this church is also a little gem: with its façade completely built of black lava stone, is a good and beautiful example of Catalan-Gothic style. It was begun in the 13C and has been altered many times since. Of the original structure, only the powerful Norman apses embellished by sober small blind arcades remain. The neo-Gothic façade and campanile date from the 19C.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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