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Built to honor the god Hercules in the early 6th century, this is Agrigento's oldest temple that was constructed over a structure of 38 columns, of which only eight are still standing.
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Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These Doric columns were put were put back in place in 1924 and represent the oldest temple dedicated to a hero worshipped by both the Greeks and Romans.

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 15 October 2018

In some ways, the fact that the temple isn't complete makes even more of the solidity of the columns and its more significant presence.

Thank David M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

too many groups of people there, not enough english explanations of anything, so take your own reliable guide book

Thank Gill N
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The temple is indeed a great view. Surroundings can be seen also from the top and the best time to go and visit is in the morning or in the evening, it can help you get rid of the heat.

Thank Petrescu I
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beautiful presentation of these ruins. Lovely to walk under the stars and be transported to a different era

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Go early in the morning to beat the heat and there was no crowd. You can pay a few Euros to take a taxi to the top and then walk down which takes about 1-1/2 hours or walk up and down which would take about...More

Thank sheritin
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The enormous columns make for powerful architecture, meticulously restored, the details and proportions are so beautiful. Breathtaking temple, the sacredness of the place sings despite the hordes of tourists (many European!). Surely us moderns can't build any better... humbling and transcendent.

Thank haohuangpianist
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We visited the Valley of the Temples this past May and this site was one of many we saw on that day. Our guide showed us a photo of what it probably looked like before. Worth a visit.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Only some columns remain of this temple, but it's worth taking a look on your stroll through history (VIth century BC). Enjoy!

Thank Liliana36
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The Temple of Hercules is one of the seven temples in the valley of the temples at Agrigento. It was destroyed by an earthquake, but eight columns have been reconstructed. Since you're in the valley anyway, it's worth taking a look.

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