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Duomo de Catania (Catania Cathedral)

You’ll see stunning artwork, Roman ruins and fine Baroque architecture when you visit the centerpiece of Catania’s main square. 

Search for the original Roman columns or see the eruption of Mount Etna depicted in paintings when you visit the stunning Catania Cathedral. Admire the beautiful Baroque styling and find ornate tombs, interesting lava carvings and more as you stroll around one of the city’s most iconic buildings. 

Catania Cathedral is built on the site of the original Roman baths, on what is said to be the very spot where the martyr Agatha died in the third century. Evidence of the original Roman columns, as well as parts of the Norman church that was built here in the 11th century, can still be seen, though the cathedral is known primarily as one of Catania’s finest examples of Baroque architecture. 

Stand beside the fountains in the spacious Piazza del Duomo and observe the ornate Baroque façade, with its many columns, statues and small turrets. Look for bright white cupids and the large statue of Christ above the main entrance, then head inside to discover a wealth of artwork and history. 

Immediately on your right as you walk through the entrance you will see a tomb resting on a pillar. This holds the remains of the famous Catanian composer, Vincenzo Bellini. Continue through the long main building to the Chapel of the Madonna. The ornate graves here contain the ashes of Aragonese King Frederick III and his wife. 

Farther inside the cathedral notice the original Roman columns from the nearby amphitheater. These are part of the original structure that was all but destroyed when Mount Etna erupted in 1669. 

At the rear of the cathedral enjoy a display of wood carvings etched onto the choir stalls. These depict the life of Saint Agatha.

Catania Cathedral is open every day and admission is free. It is located in the Piazza del Duomo in the heart of the city. 


Best Lodging Options Near Catania Cathedral

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Globetrotter Catania $30
Globetrotter Catania

Globetrotter Catania

Vicolo Della Lanterna 14, Catania, CT
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Catania City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Roman Columns, Catania Cathedral, and Via Etnea. Catania Port and Catania Harbour are also within 1 mi (2 km). Porto Station is 11 minutes by foot and Catania Acquicella Station is 19 minutes.

    Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze $145
    Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze

    Palace Catania | UNA Esperienze

    Via Etnea 218, Catania, CT
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Catania City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Catania Cathedral, Elephant Fountain, and Massimo Bellini Theater. Greek-Roman Theatre and Palazzo Biscari are also within 15 minutes. Porto Station is 17 minutes by foot and Borgo Station is 19 minutes.

      Hotel Centrale Europa $58
      Hotel Centrale Europa

      Hotel Centrale Europa

      Via Vittorio Emanuele II 167, Catania, CT
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Catania City Centre, this hotel is steps from Piazza del Duomo, Via Etnea, and Catania Cathedral. Catania Port and Catania Harbour are also within 1 mi (2 km). Porto Station is 10 minutes by foot and Catania Central Station is 17 minutes.

        NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi $85
        NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi

        NH Catania Parco Degli Aragonesi

        Viale Kennedy Loc La Playa, Catania, CT
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Contrada Pantano d'Arci, this beachfront hotel is on the boardwalk, just steps from Spiaggia della Plaia and Catania Beach. Catania Harbour and Catania Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km). Catania Acquicella Station is 29 minutes by foot.

          Palazzo Bruca Catania $49
          Palazzo Bruca Catania

          Palazzo Bruca Catania

          Via Vittorio Emanuele II 201, Catania, CT
             
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Catania City Centre, this beach townhouse accommodation is steps from Via Crociferi and Catania Cathedral. Via Etnea and Catania Port are also within 15 minutes. Porto Station is 12 minutes by foot and Catania Central Station is 18 minutes.

            Romano Palace Luxury Hotel $96
            Romano Palace Luxury Hotel

            Romano Palace Luxury Hotel

            Viale Kennedy 28, Catania, CT
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Contrada Pantano d'Arci hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Spiaggia della Plaia and Catania Beach. Catania Harbour and Catania Cathedral are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design $43
              Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design

              Bad - Bed & Breakfast and Design

              Via Cristoforo Colombo 24, Catania, CT
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Catania bed & breakfast is located near the airport, just steps from Catania Fish Market and Catania Cathedral. Via Etnea and Piazza del Duomo are also within 5 minutes. Porto Station is 9 minutes by foot and Catania Central Station is 19 minutes.

                La Dimora delle Muse $45
                La Dimora delle Muse

                La Dimora delle Muse

                Via Scuto 46 - piano 3, Catania, CT
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Catania City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Fish Market and Catania Cathedral. Via Etnea and Catania Port are also within 15 minutes. Porto Station is 12 minutes by foot and Catania Acquicella Station is 19 minutes.