Duomo of San Giorgio

Modica, Italy

The Duomo of San Giorgio is a Baroque church located in Modica. The building is the final result of the eighteenth century reconstruction, which took place following the disastrous earthquakes that struck Modica in 1542, in 1613 and in 1693. The reconstruction started in 1702, and ended in 1738. Further works were made until the affixing of the iron cross on the spire in 1842, which marked the definitive appearance of the church.



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Founded: 1702
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Krisztina Radnai (7 months ago)
Go there at noon, a wonderful light yearly calendar awaits you from our mathematician genious ancestors. The view from the tower is an extra.
Liana (9 months ago)
Superb cathedral, with a beautiful soft light and lovely music. From its front you can admire the city. It’s quite a sloppy walk from the lower city to the cathedral, you can do it by stairs or via the street but there is also a little tourist train to take you up
Vincenzo Prestera (10 months ago)
The Cathedral of San Giorgio in Ragusa is one of the most beautiful late baroque monuments in the city. Designed by the architect Rosario Gagliardi, it dominates the Ibla panorama with its neoclassical dome. It is a UNESCO Site since 2002. The entrance is free and there are no tickets needed. I would suggest to municipality and Cathedral management to better maintain the external area as there are many flowerbeds very dirty and also graffitis on the stairs.
Ákos Gáspár (11 months ago)
You can also visit the bell tower (€2 for adults, free for children), pretty steep climb but the view of the whole valley is superb.
Caroline Crutchley (15 months ago)
Duomo of Saint George is the local parish church of Modica Alta area. A stunning baroque building set on the hillside. With many steps to climb, it's worth it for the view especially at night. The twinkling lights make it look a scene from the bible. Take the winding road upwards to the Pizzo Belvedere outlook to enjoy the best view in town.
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