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Segesta temple

Segesta was a Greek city. It was the political heart of the Elymians. The Doric temple is very well maintained, even though it is not finished. It was built just outside the ancient city of Segesta and has a very beautiful view over the valley. It is one of the best conserved Greek temples that exist, probably for several reasons: it is on top of a hill that is isolated, and there is no temptation to use it as building material, and it has never been defiled because it had not been completed. It is seen from afar, and to get to it you have to climb a high slope. Above is the theater of Segesta, which is also well conserved, so I guess it is in perfect condition, and must have a capacity to hold over 3000 people. In the summer evenings they have shows but we didn´t go to any. Do not do as we did and go at a reasonable time of day, not 12 noon, and don´t wear a hat and sandals, like me.
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Segesta temple

Along with the theater, the Great Temple is one of the most important buildings and impressive archaeological sites of Segesta. The temple is very near the park and visitor reception. This great Greek temple is 400 meters high, on the summit of Mount Barbaro, dominating the entire valley. It was built in the 5th century BC and is the best preserved temple in the entire island of Sicily. The peristyle consists of 36 plain columns (14 on the long side and 6 on the front). The building was actually unfinished, though, and this is probably due the time when the Carthaginans captured the city. It is very interesting.

An unforgettable experience

This place in Sicily, with this very conservative Greek city, moved me to tears. The place is nestled in a beautiful valley surrounded by hills full of olive trees, vines and with an incomparable view of the sea. Here you can see my experience and beautiful pictures. ''
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