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11 Via Guibernatis

Church of S. Maria dei Greci - Agrigento

LOCATION: Via S. Maria dei Greci corner via Gubernatis  

DATING: XII century

DESCRIPTION Built on the foundations of a Doric temple identified with the Temple of Jupiter Polieo. The façade is in Arab-Norman style and is accessed through a courtyard bordered by a medieval portal. Inside, the foundations of the temple are visible thanks to the glass floor, while frescoes are recognizable on the walls. The church was initially intended for Greek Orthodox worship. The courtyard leads to further remains of the Doric temple. Property included in the list of bound historical artistic assets (DM 364/09 of 26/06/1929)

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Church of S. Maria dei Greci - Agrigento

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