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Palazzo degli Elefanti

Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 742 1111
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Small piazza and good for people-watching

I had my first cappuccino our very first morning in Sicilia looking at the Elefanti in the Piazza... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsand
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Boston
what a lovely statue

it was impossible to count the number of people who had their photo taken here at this iconic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
suechrisallen34
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Devon, United Kingdom
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“elephant statue” (10 reviews)
“fish market” (12 reviews)
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Piazza Duomo 3, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 742 1111
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"elephant statue"
in 10 reviews
"fish market"
in 12 reviews
"street performers"
in 3 reviews
"nice monument"
in 2 reviews
"main plaza"
in 2 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 9 reviews
"nice square"
in 4 reviews
"black elephant"
in 2 reviews
"city hall"
in 2 reviews
"restaurants and cafes"
in 2 reviews
"gelato"
in 3 reviews
"take pictures"
in 2 reviews
"volcanic rock"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"symbol"
in 13 reviews
"fountain"
in 15 reviews
"obelisk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

it was impossible to count the number of people who had their photo taken here at this iconic statue just sit nearby with a drink and soak up the atmosphere

Thank suechrisallen34
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to hang out day- and night-time. This and adjacent buildings have been cleaned up and are well-maintained. It's a largely pedestrianised area with good value bars/restaurants nearby. Street performers regularly entertain in the square in front of the Palazzo.

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is an impressive building on the North side of the plaza that currently houses the headquarters of the Municipality of Catania. It dates to 1696 and was completed in the late 18th century, it's design influenced by successive architects. The building was damaged in...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

This is the main square in Catania and hosts a large statue with an elephant in the middle and an obelisk type structure on top of it. The elephant is the symbol of the city. Adjacent to this square is the Cathedral and the Fish...More

Thank RLWOrangePark
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

By the cathedral, close to the castle and Roman Theater. Many restaurants and cafes close by, as well as the starting point for hopon/off buses, which are always good.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a lively, bustling square. The cathedral of St Agata is in this square along with the Elephant monument carved from volcanic rock. The fish market is just off the square. Well worth a visit! Certainly not like a typical English fish market.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

In Palazzo degli Elefanti, you can find a nice monument with an elephant. This monument is in the city center. And it is the symbol of the city.

Thank denizozsan
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Its a piazza with some elegant building around it and a staue of an elephant in the middle. Tripadvisor sent me an email asking for a review. Nothing special, but it is the gateway to the fish market which is special - get down there...More

Thank Bill W
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Nice monument on piazza Duomo with elefants in the historic center of Catania; very busy place, many animation on this piazza, nice terraces and cafés.

Thank Manuela L
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