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Oct 7, 2017
“Set in a very beautiful location”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the bridges connecting the island to the rest of the city. A pretty place with lots of boats. The statue is well executed. Archimedes is the local boy made good!

Thank RobertFGCarter
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The Archimedes Statue is set in a very beautiful location by the bridges, and can easily be seen when entering or exiting the Island of Ortigia. Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. The statue depicts Archimedes standing, holding a burning mirror...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

At the junction of Syracuse and Ortigia island. Very nice bronze of Archemedes. It stands at the port where you get boat trips around the island.

Thank eimearkirkby
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice tribute to a genius inhabitant of Syracuse, done with taste, but location of it maybe should be somewhere more prominent. Genius of this magnitude deserves that.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The place is very well organized and has a small crossing bridge which actually connects Ortigia island. The statue is in his honor being the birthplace.

Thank Nikit_Deshmukh
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Hard to imagine that here, in this town, lived Archimedes. Brilliant, he conceived of the Archimedes Screw, which is still used as a method of irrigation in developing countries, he elucidated the principles for such basic devices as the pulley, the fulcrum and the lever....More

Thank Monica d
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Syracuse in a very very very beautiful city. Buildings and monuments are evidences of a great past and history: different ages but all fitting harmonically together and seems that all has been built at the same time. Unfortunately we cannot say the same for this...More

Thank Denim L
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is a nice statue at the entrance to Orteggia. The canal is very tiny. You will pass by on your way to the island!

Thank OZS969
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Actually not a lot to see but both of my kids knew who Archimedes was from school and liked seeing a statue showing this is where he lived. Worth making the stop.

Thank D H
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This statue is on the left as you leave Ortigia. There is quite a bit of visual information around the statue carved into the base such as the box in the water which links to his work relating to water displacement. It is possible, although...More

Thank Paul B
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