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Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani)
Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani)

Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani)

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This stunning example of 12 and 13th century religious architecture is one of the most-prized landmarks in all of Messina. That’s because a 1908 earthquake leveled much of the city but let this prestigious structure untouched. Today, Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani) is used as a church for the nearby University, but travelers can still visit the place and take in much of its original splendor.

From the western entrance, travelers will find three ancient doors that decorate a remarkably well-preserved façade. Once inside, they’ll be greeted by towering Corinthian columns in yellow, white and red stone. An iconic statue of Don Juan of Austria—with his foot standing atop the head of Ali Bassa, an Ottoman leader—is located towards the rear of the church.

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Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-11:30am and Sun 9am-11:30am
Via Garibaldi Giuseppe, 111, Messina ME, Italy, 98122
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Messina Walking Tour

Messina Walking Tour

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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the port city of Messina with this 1.5-hour walking tour. See some of the most important sights, including the cathedral's astronomic clock, Palazzo Zanca (the municipal building), the Land Registry Office, the Old Customs House, and the Chamber of Commerce.
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  • 1 hour 18 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Messina on a private walking tour

Discover Messina on a private walking tour

On this guided private walking tour, you will explore Messina, one of the most ancient cities of Sicily with its beautiful boulevards and imposing palaces. Walk through the streets of Messina and see some of Sicily's most excellent cathedrals, museums, and monuments.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

2-Hour Messina Walking Tour

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Explore the historic city of Messina on a walking tour with a local guide that’s a great overview and orientation for first-time visitors. Learn about Sicily’s Arab-Norman heritage as you make your way from Cathedral Square to a series of churches, landmarks, and artwork, and hear stories from Messina’s fascinating past. Multiple departures are available throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
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Church of the Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani (Chiesa della Santissima Annunziata dei Catalani) hours of operation: Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-11:30am and Sun 9am-11:30am. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.