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Palazzo degli Elefanti

Open Now: 09:00 - 18:00
Open today: 09:00 - 18:00
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Take a coffee and people watch

Something of a memorable oddity like the Elephant and Castle (entirely different and irrelevant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Horsham, United Kingdom
lava elephante

its a must see if your in catania for the first timel ots of shop and eatarys to try out.fish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Island of Malta, Malta
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  • Average11%
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“elephant statue”(11 reviews)
“fish market”(13 reviews)
“nice monument”(2 reviews)
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Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 742 1111
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All reviews elephant statue fish market nice monument main plaza street vendors piazza duomo nice square black elephant egyptian obelisk city hall restaurants and cafes gelato take pictures volcanic rock worth a visit symbol fountain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a part of any walk in Catania. The square is wide and is at the end/beginning of walking up through to the main square.

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something of a memorable oddity like the Elephant and Castle (entirely different and irrelevant) and as always in Sicily steeped in history. The elephant is Roman, the obelisk is Egyptian (Cleopatra’s Needle, anyone?) and there are Christian symbols on the assembly so quite an agglomeration...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

its a must see if your in catania for the first timel ots of shop and eatarys to try out.fish market is near by if yourn there in the morning.

Thank Joe646
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As far as I could find out, the Palazzo degli Elefanti is somewhat of a town hall nowadays. The architecture is stunning although getting inside isn’t easy (we couldn’t take a look).

Thank Menno007
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The piazza is amazing and has all the history you need in the town centre. Many shops, restaurants, and even a fish market. Why bother going anywhere else?

Thank Explore509299
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

An elephant statue carved from Etnaic lava during Roman times carrying an Egyptian obelisk surmounted by Christian symbols. All sitting on a fountain with allegorical figures of local rivers. An icon of Catania.

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 10 August 2018

The place has great atmosphere and so many stories about the Elephant.. still not sure which is true. legents are so many and so interesting, but you need to hear them from local people and the way the tell them :))

Thank Vanya I
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The heart of the city. Music, open air aerobics, wedding photos, cafes , fun. Handy for the fish market, bus station,, 24 hour parking ( only 2 euro overnights)

Thank David H
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

The Elefant is Famous so you have to go and See him. What i did not Expect is that the statue is pretty cute. Maybe go there in the morning. It is Not so crowded then and you can Take some nice pictures and make...More

1  Thank Verena S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

I had my first cappuccino our very first morning in Sicilia looking at the Elefanti in the Piazza Duomo. What fun watching several men sitting by the monument reading their morning paper!

Thank jsand
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