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Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Greci

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Inspirational old church built on Greek temple

I loved visiting this beautiful, simple church in Agrigento. The inside is spiritual and calming... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
AAML68
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Princeton, New Jersey
exauisiite, hushed, intimate

This is one of the most special ancient churches I've ever visited, and I've been to many all over... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
haohuangpianist
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Claremont, California
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

I loved visiting this beautiful, simple church in Agrigento. The inside is spiritual and calming, and one can see through glass plates in the floor that the church is built on a Greek temple. You feel connected to centuries of worshippers.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is one of the most special ancient churches I've ever visited, and I've been to many all over the world. We had the added bonus of hearing a service with ACCORDION! Only in Sicily. The view from the terrace is mind-boggling.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This little church is reached by walking up narrow streets and many steps. The route is well marked, and the effor tis worthwhile. Not all the ancient temples in 5th century Akragas were on the ridge in the Valley of Temples, This was a small...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tarquinvi
Reviewed 8 March 2018

The building has been a place of worship for 25 centuries, originally dedicated to an uknown Greek god or goddess (perhaps Athena) with the dawn of Christianity it was converted into a church. Recent renovation has revealed its history, you can see the foundations of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Built on top of greek ruins this small church is worth a short visit when you visit the larger cathedral nearby. A short walk thru the town. The ruins under the church are the most interesting part . Was at one time a greek temple....More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

the remains of the old temple underneath the church are interesting. plus the entrance to the church is pretty cute

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ton249
Reviewed 28 September 2017

The current church you see now dates from Norman times but when you enter the church, you can admire the original columns of the Greek Temple dedicated to Athena or Zeus (there is no consensus) dating back to 5th century BC. In the interior there...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Joseph G
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Catholic Church of Santa Maria dei Greci is a beautiful Little Gem that you should try to see when in Agrigento seeing the Greek Ruins .. This lovely little church was built of an Ancient Greek Temple, was begun around 1200 AC and is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

As so often in Sicily, this lovely small church encapsulates layers and later and centuries and centuries of history. The site was first a Greek temple, and has been reused in various forms over time, with previous uses leaving traces on the building. When we...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Genjidog
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This church dates back to the 1100's and has a rather magical quality to it. It is small, wonderfully ancient in feel, and tranquil. Very special place.

Date of experience: May 2017
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