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Chiesa Sant'Agata la Vetere

Piazza Sant'Agata la Vetere 5, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 321902
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Beautiful and peaceful

Nothing then a spectacular church. Another one dedicated to my beloved St. Agata. It was the first... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denny A
Great experience, and you can go all the way to the top!

We stayed in Catania for 5 days, and only spotted this beauty on the last day by chance. It is not... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
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Inside the church, guided tours will be offered. You will know the history of the building and the reason why this place is important for the worship Agatino. Among the many things you will be shown the remains of the first cathedral of Catania and the original sarcophagus where Agatha was placed after death. In addition, you will be taken to the crypt where St. Agatha underwent the trial and mart
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4 weeks ago
“Beautiful and peaceful”
17 Apr 2018
“Great experience, and you can go all the way to the top!”
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Piazza Sant'Agata la Vetere 5, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 321902
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing then a spectacular church. Another one dedicated to my beloved St. Agata. It was the first Cathedral of catania destroyed many times by earthquakes and eruptions. The highlight is the paint of Martirio di S.Agata. Under the church there is a crypt worthy to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

We stayed in Catania for 5 days, and only spotted this beauty on the last day by chance. It is not well marketed, but when you enter it takes your breath away with some amazing architecture. For a small fees you can also go all...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

There are many churches in Catania and they are all worth looking at. Thus particular one has its own charm.

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Reviewed 23 September 2015

Unfortunately only saw the outside as it was closed. The history of this Saint is amazing and there is another church where you can see the prison in which she was kept.

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Reviewed 29 August 2015

While the place is lovely, there was no air conditioning and my partner and I were far too hot to enjoy it. Also, while I understand covering up is respectful the woman at reception tossed two scarves at me with a very judgemental look. My...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2015

By contrasting the marble and lava stone, this church has a distinctive appearance. The exterior statuary says it all. The altar and interior is not the most impressive of other Italianate structures.

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

The church is worth a visit (usually open between 9 & midday) - massive chandelier in the middle. We went to a concert on Easter Sunday there (6 euros) and to the Easter Vigil. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming and happy to speak Italian...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

It is the first cathedral in Catania, dedicated to S. Agata. It is the highest of three churches representing the holy places of S. Agata life.

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