MICHELIN Travel Discover the world
Home > > > > > > Tourist attractions
Advertisement

Modify the search

Tourist attractions

Mots-clés
Green Guide Stars

Green Guide Stars

Distance

Distance

Catégories

Star rating

Tourist attractions Agrigento

Enlarge map

Sort by :

  • distance
  • rating
  • 1 Temple of the Concorde (Tempio della Concordia) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    The temple, which has been kept intact, dates from 430 AD. but we forget the person to whom it was consecrated. This is a great example of optical illusion. The columns become narrower at the top to make them appear larger but have a bulge two thirds..

  • 2 Valley of the Temples (Valle dei Templi) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v.le Valle dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    Do not search for the valley! The temples (a dozen of them) erected in 5 BC, are located on the ridge to the south of the town, . Set on fire by the Carthaginians in 406, they were restored in their original style by the Romans. Earthquakes, fanatica..

  • 3 Temple of Castor and Pollux (Temple of the Dioscuri) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    The Temple of the Dioscuri was built at the end of the 5C BC in homage to the twins Castor and Pollux. The only remains of the temple are four columns, which were rebuilt in the 19C, plus a section of the entablature, although this has not prevented ..

  • 4 Hercules' temple (Tempio di Eracle) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    Hercules' temple is probably the oldest temple in Agrigento. Its archaic Doric style columns, which were rebuilt in the early 20C, make it possible for visitors to imagine the elegance that this building, dedicated to the legend of this man and his t..

  • 5 The temple of Junon (Tempio di Hera Lacinia) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S115 I - 92100 Agrigento

    The temple of Juno was build around 470 BC and set ablaze by the Carthaginians in 406. You can see the marks left by the smoke on the walls of the cella, the room in which the statue of the Goddess once stood. Although the temple is not in a perfect ..

  • 6 Regional archaeological museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via Passeggiata Archeologica I - 92100 Agrigento

    The San Nicola monastery accommodates this museum, which unites pieces found across the whole Agrigento region. Do not miss the colossal 7.5 m high Telamon (Atlantes), taken from the temple of Jupiter (there were once 38 of these), or the Ephebe of A..

  • 7 Giardino della Kolymbetra Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    I - Agrigento

    This 5ha basin dug by Carthaginian prisoners after the Battle of Himera was originally a fishpond. Over time, it has been transformed into a particularly fertile orchard. After years of lying abandoned, Kolymbetra Garden was taken over and managed by..

  • 8 Saint-Lawrence's Church (San Lorenzo) Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Piazza del Purgatorio I - 92100 Agrigento

    This 18C Church sheds a rather positive light on the notion of purgatory, its ochre tufa offering an attractive contrast to the white of the door decorated with wreathed columns. Inside are stuccos by Giacomo Serpotta, one of the Sicilian Baroque mas..

  • 9 Temple of Olympian Zeus Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    The temple had been destroyed but was rebuilt around 480 BC to celebrate Agrigento's victory over the Carthaginians at Himera. Never completed, it is nonetheless one of the biggest temples ever built in Antiquity. Its entablature was supported by 20m..

  • 10 Greco-Roman quarter (areae ellenistico-romano) Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S118 I - 92100 Agrigento

    This vast urban complex accommodates the ruins of many houses, some of which have retained parts of their geometrically patterned or figurative mosaics. The area is above all remarkable for its grid layout, abiding by the rules set by the Greek town-..

  • 11 Efesto's Temple (Tempio di Efesto)

    Archaeological and historical sites

    I - 92100 Agrigento

    There are very few things in this temple situated at the end of an imaginary line connecting all the temples of the Valley. The temple serves to remind us of how Vulcan, helped by the Cyclopes, made Jupiter's lightning in his forge situated under Etn..

  • 12 Early-Christian Necropolis

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    Dug into the rock, below the road leading to the Valley of the Temples, this necropolis accommodates different types of early Christian sepulchres, some simple tombs (single recesses), some arcosolium tombs (cut into the stone wall, with the ledge be..

  • 13 Via Atenea

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Atenea I - 92100 Agrigento

    Goethe stayed in the Celauro palace (whose main a façade overlooked the street of the same name, beside the Franciscan Church of the l' Immaculate Conception (modified in the 18C.). A small portal to the right of the church takes you to the façade of..

  • 14 Victory path (Viale della Vittoria)

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v.le della Vittoria I - 92100 Agrigento

    This path leading to the upper-town and medieval Agrigento, a real acropolis, is a pleasant belvedere in the shadow of fig trees where you can admire the view over the Valley of the Temples. At the end of the path opposite the station, you will see t..

  • 15 Sacrificial altar

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    The sheer size of this altar is breathtaking, making it possible to imagine the great sacrifices performed here, which included as many as 100 oxen at a time. The Italian word ecatombe, used today to mean a disaster, actually comes from the Greek wor..

  • 16 Early-Christian Antiquarium

    Museums and art

    Valle dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    Set up in the Casa Pace, this centre relates a period in the town's history through explanatory panels and interesting reference points, such as the story of the temple of the Concorde's conversion into a basilica.

  • 17 Iconographic Antiquarium of the Hill of Temples

    Museums and art

    Valle dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    The centre, set up in the rustic setting of the Casa Barbadoro unites many beautiful reproductions of drawings and etchings from the valley of the temples accomplished by archaeologists and travellers of yesteryear.

  • 18 Theron's Tomb (Tomba di Terone)

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S115 I - 92100 Agrigento

    For a long time the tomb was considered as that of the their tyrant Theron. It is now known to date from Roman Rule and to have been built for the soldiers who died during the Second Punic war. It has nevertheless kept its name... built of tufa in th..

  • 19 Asclepio's Temple (Tempio di Asclepio)

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S115 I - 92100 Agrigento

    For those who do not miss the badly placed signpost that is practically invisible, the temple seems to rise up spontaneously from the countryside. It dates back to the 5C BC and is dedicated to Esculape, the God of Medicine and son of Apollo. The tem..

  • 20 Saint-Nicolas church (San Nicola)

    Religious buildings

    v. dei Templi I - 92100 Agrigento

    The Cistercians built San Nicola, a Romanesque-Gothic transition style church, in tufa in the 13C. The arches come from the temple of Jupiter, which has provided materials for so many buildings. One of the chapels is home to a roman sarcophagus from ..

Top of page