Badia di Sant'Agata or Abbey of St Agatha refers to an 18th-century Roman Catholic church and attached female convent located on Via Vittorio Emanuele #182 in the center of Catania, region of Sicily, southern Italy. The Baroque style church facade is across the street from the left transept of the Cathedral of Catania.
This monastery was founded in 1620, under the Benedictine rule, with an endowment by Erasmo Cicala. The church was erected at the site of a prior church and monastery that had been razed by the 1693 earthquake. The earthquake putatively killed 15 or the 28 nuns. The complex is dedicated the St Agatha of Sicily, patron of Catania and to whom over a half-dozen churches in town are also dedicated.
bar | Oct 21, 2017
Not really into churches but the inside is fairly interesting as it is part circular under the high domed ceiling. Climb the stairs to get to roof and walk around the dome. €3 for over 12s (free under 12)2017. Good views. Pay an extra €1 to use the binoculars.
Santiago Salas | Dec 3, 2017
Come to visit the dome of St Agata church, it's the best view in Catania. I won't leave a picture to let y'all surprise yourselves.
Vladut Neacsu | Dec 3, 2017
Best place in Catania to see Etna, the city and the sea from above.
Cosmin M. | Feb 10, 2018
Great and wonderfull
Chris Bing | Jun 16, 2017
€3 to climb to the top for great views over Catania. Bargain.
Jean-Paul Kassis | Jul 17, 2018
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