A Splendid Baroque Cathedral – Past Squares 6

The cathedral of St Peter in Modica was originally built in the 14th century, but completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1693. It was then rebuilt in the baroque style that we see today. Sadly, I never got to see much of Modica other than a brief taste from a coach and certainly not the interior of this cathedral as we got caught up in heavy traffic and our tour guide decided we needed to move on.

The image below was taken from the coach we were in so at least I did get some record of my visit to Modica however fleeting. Sadly the square format loses some of the detail, namely the statues of the apostles that flank the steps…just two at the top and one at the side visible in this image:

Linked to PastSquares at Becky’s here


  1. With or without its apostles, it’s still a fine building.

  2. Think modern buildings could benefit from some baroque influence!

  3. It is certainly imposing, and must have impressed the locals when it was originally built.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. Is it really the 6th already …. Terrific photo once again 😀

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