Catania Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Catania; Cattedrale di Sant'Agata), dedicated to Saint Agatha, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Catania, Sicily, southern Italy. It was the seat of the Bishops of Catania until 1859, when the diocese was elevated to an archdiocese, and since then has been the seat of the Archbishops of Catania.
The cathedral has been destroyed and rebuilt several times because of earthquakes and eruptions of the nearby Mount Etna. It was originally constructed in 1078-1093, on the ruins of the ancient Roman Achillean Baths, by order of Roger I of Sicily, who had conquered the city from the Islamic emirate of Sicily. At the time it had the appearance of a fortified church (ecclesia munita).
Nuno Soares | Mar 15, 2018
Seems to be the main cathedral on city and it is free to visit. Very impressive interiors and unique colour outside. Some tombs of bishops and cardinals but little information about their role in the city history.
Roberto Visintini | Apr 3, 2018
It was too late in the evening for visiting the cathedral, strolling in the square in front of it was nice.
Łukasz Warchoł | Nov 7, 2017
Nice cathedral with some interesting sculptures and paintings but not very impressive. For sure it is the place you should visit in Catania. I recommend to check opening hours as it is not open all the time.
terk 024 | Mar 3, 2018
W sant agata
Rich Bowen | Mar 21, 2018
Amazing building to see externally and internally!
Brigid Marasco | Apr 18, 2018
Worth a visit inside (unlike the interior of the Palermo Cathedral).
Alessandra Distefano | Jun 20, 2018
This is the main church in Catania. Made with lava stone, this cathedral represents the heart and souls of the city.
Sebastjan Ugrin | Jul 25, 2018
Main saint cathedral is a must see while visiting Sicily. A marvellous silver altar is something you simply must see! Some Arabic elements can be spotted in this Christian masterpiece of sacral art. The cathedral itself is something so magnificent that would take days to admire. Remember-Y as a tourist you are still visiting a temple, so be respectful!
Jean-Paul Kassis | Jul 19, 2018
Huge and many details and paints inside .... main cathedral of the city .... visit = free .... you will like it from inside ....
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