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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Asher Berry (2 months ago)
Stunning, inside and out
Will Falconer (3 months ago)
Just walking up all those steps is a pilgrimage in itself
Daniele Lombardo (4 months ago)
P 6. X .bc
Nate Lauer (13 months ago)
Quite the church. We were there towards nightfall and limited lighting obstructed some of the visibility of San Giorgio. The Cathedral is scenic from its exterior as well with flights of stairs cascading down to the street below. It was certainly worth the visit and you should make sure it is on your to do list if you are nearby.
Jacob Peck (15 months ago)
What can I say, its a must see in Modica. Lots of steps to climb but you can also drive up near the top to avoid most of the climb. Lovely church with some interesting astrological symbols in the floor near the altar.
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