7 Sights in Agrigento, Italy (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Agrigento, Italy. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 7 sights are available in Agrigento, Italy.

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1. Valley of the Temples

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The Valle dei Templi, or Valley of the Temples, is an archaeological site in Agrigento, Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of ancient Greek art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily.

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2. Temple of Concordia

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The Temple of Concordia is an ancient Greek temple in the Valle dei Templi in Agrigento on the south coast of Sicily, Italy. It is the largest and best-preserved Doric temple in Sicily and one of the best-preserved Greek temples in general, especially of the Doric order. It is located a kilometer east to the Temple of Heracles.

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3. Giardino della Kolymbetra

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The Kolymbethra Garden is an archaeological site of great naturalistic and landscape importance, located in a small valley in the heart of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. In 1999 the Sicilian Region entrusted it in free concession to the Italian Environment Fund (FAI) for a period of 25 years, putting an end to the situation of abandonment in which it had fallen in the last decades of the twentieth century; Following this it has become one of the places of archaeological / naturalistic interest of great importance at territorial and national level. The vegetational and structural restoration organized by the FAI allows a visit to the Temple of Hephaestus, as well as the discovery of some hypogea.

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4. Museo Diocesano

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The former Diocesan Museum was designed by the museographer Franco Minissi, commissioned by the then Bishop of Agrigento Monsignor Giovanni Battista Peruzzo. Built between 1958 and 1963, demolishing the Catholic educational circle San Gerlando, the museum was opened to the public in '64, but performs its function for a very short period, about two years, because in '66, due to the landslide that occurred along the south-west side of the historic center of the city, it is precautionarily closed and its collection placed in the Archaeological Museum of San Nicola and in the premises of the nearby Archbishop's Palace.

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5. Museo Archeologico Regionale Pietro Griffo

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Museo Archeologico Regionale Pietro Griffo Clemensfranz / CC BY 2.5

The Regional Archaeological Museum "Pietro Griffo" of Agrigento collects the collections of state, civic and diocesan archaeological materials, and constitutes an organic whole and of particular importance for the understanding of the history of the city of Agrigento and its territory. The architecture and the museographic structure are due to the architect Franco Minissi.

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6. Cattedrale di San Gerlando

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Cattedrale di San Gerlando José Luiz / CC BY-SA 4.0

Agrigento Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Agrigento, Sicily, dedicated to Saint Gerland. Founded in the 11th century, it was consecrated in 1099 as the seat of the restored bishop of Agrigento. The diocese was elevated to an archdiocese in 2000, and the cathedral is thus now the seat of the Archbishop of Agrigento.

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7. Temple of Olimpic Jupiter

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Temple of Olimpic Jupiter poudou99 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily was the largest Doric temple ever constructed, although it was never completed and now lies in ruins. It stands in the Valle dei Templi with a number of other major Greek temples.

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