In the west part lies the Temple of Jupiter, the biggest Doric temple, dating back to 480 b.C. Further on lies the Sanctuary dedicated to the goddesses Demetria and Kore (VI-V century b.C). and after that stands the Temple of Castore and Polluce, rebuilt in 1832 with original materials of the site.
A bit distant from here there are also other ruins, which can be reached by walk or by car. Here stand the Temple of Esculapio (V century b.C), the Roman tomb of Terone (75 b.C) and the Norman church of San Biagio, built on the ruins of the Temple of Demetra, the most ancient sacred place of Agrigento (VII sec. b.C.).
The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, National Archaeological Museum and Antiquarium Collina dei Templi “Casa Barbadoro” and Casa “Paci”Opening hours:
East zone – the Hill of the Temples (Giunone, Concordia and Ercole)
All days: 08:30-19:00
West zone – Zeus Temple, Sanctuary of the ctonie Goddesses and Tempio of the Dioscuri
All days: 09:00-19:00
Regional archaeological museum San NicolaMon to Sat: 09:00-19:00
Sunday, Monday and bank holidays: 09:00-13:00
Antiquarium Collina dei Templi “Casa Barbadoro” and Casa “Paci”
Via Sacra – Agrigento
(for info and reservations please contact: 092 24 97 221)
Free admission for all European Union citizens under 18 and over 65, teachers and students of the faculty of architecture, art and humanities, teachers and students of the Academy of Fine Arts, employees of the Ministry of Culture and Environment.
Reduced ticket (50%) for:
European Union citizens between 18-25
Teachers of public and private schools.
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