The city is one of the oldest of Sicily, rich in history, it is shown by the many monuments that tourists can admire when they arrive in this beautiful city. special attraction is the Valley of the Temples, an archaeological site of international fame, the same importance have the different churches, historical buildings, squares and fountains. But Agrigento is not only culture, the crystal clear sea, the long beaches and fine sand, a site unique in the world as the Scala dei Turchi, bring this city to its being placed at the top of the most visited throughout the year by international tourism in Sicily.
– Sea – beaches
– Mining – caves
– Recreation – Swimming
To be seen
– Historical buildings
– Natural areas
The most significant monuments
Valley of the Temples
Huge 1300 hectare archaeological park, features an impressive monumental and landscape heritage that includes the ruins of the ancient city of Akragas declared in 1997 by UNESCO “World Heritage.” Here we find the temple of Juno, Concordia, Hercules, Zeus, of Castor and many other temples, necropolis and complex hypogean.
Cathedral of San Gerlando
The Cathedral was built in the second half of the eleventh century, consecrated in 1099 by Bishop Gerlando, he declared Saint and later dedicated to him in 1305.
Sanctuary of San Calogero
The church is of the XVI century, inside the modeled decorations Baroque style. On the front stands the statue of San Calogero with the characteristic doe.
Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
The seventeenth century church has a single nave and the facade is in Baroque style with two imposing bell towers and the statue of the patron saint of Italy, in white marble. The bell tower, however, is the statue of the Madonna and child. Inside the basilica there are some marble tombs of nobles and clergy.
Church of San Domenico and Palazzo dei Giganti
Giants palace was built in 1627 and was originally the residence of Agrigento Tomasi family of the Princes of Lampedusa and Dukes of Palma. Later it became a Dominican convent, and starting from 1867 it became the seat of the town of Agrigento.