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Palazzo degli Elefanti

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An elephant in Sicily

The sure is central to Catania. The elephant statute is magnificent and meaningful. Eat at one of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
So Charming

All these beautiful buildings around this lovely unique fountain. We sat at the Caffe sipping our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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All reviews elephant statue fish market the main square street performers lovely statue christian symbols piazza duomo black elephant nice square egyptian obelisk restaurants and cafes gelato take pictures the heart of the city volcanic rock worth a visit monument
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sure is central to Catania. The elephant statute is magnificent and meaningful. Eat at one of the restaurants in the square and admire

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilipT411
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All these beautiful buildings around this lovely unique fountain. We sat at the Caffe sipping our drinks taking it all in. What a pleasure.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Premolars208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though like most monuments in Catania it could do with a restoration the monument is spectacular. I particularly loved frequenting this area at different times of the day to see how the locals enjoyed their time in the main square

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Florence U
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This building is now a municipal building for the council. Set near both the cathedral and fish market it forms part of this UNESCO heritage area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

This area was a good visit. There is a market along the square, including a fish market with many vendors. The area was crowded with locals buying their supplies for meals, a diverse group of merchants. Only difficulty was with language, makes the experience even...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack V
Reviewed 5 October 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 26 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Joe646
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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).

Date of experience: September 2018
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?

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Explore509299
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