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Agrigento

Temple of Concordia

Panoramic view of the temple rising along the crest of the hill of the Temples. Built in the 5th century BC

Temple of Juno

View of the south-west colonnade at twilight. Built in the mid-5th century BC

Temple of Juno

General view of the temple built in the mid-5th century BC at twilight

Temple of Concordia

Impressive view of the faa0064e of the Temple at night. Built in the 5th century B.C.

Temple of Castor and Pollux

General view of the temple also known as the Dioscuri Temple. Built in the 5th century BC.

Temple of Juno

Detail of the colonnade on the south-west side of the temple also known as Hera Lacinia. Built in the mid-5th century BC

Temple of Hercules

View of the remaining 8 columns of the peripteron of the temple built in the late 6th century BC

Temple of Hercules

View of the remaining 8 columns of the peripteron of the temple built in the late 6th century BC

Temple of Concordia

Impressive view of the Temple at night. Built in the 5th century B.C.

Temple of Concordia

General view of the temple rising along the crest of the hill at sunrise. Built in the 5th century BC

Valley of the Temples

View of caves in the hills surrounding the Temple of Juno seen in the background at sunset.

The magic and incomparable spectacle presented by the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento has been especially evoked by the American Art Historian Bernard Berenson with the following words : " when we were in sight of Akragas, the sun was setting, transfiguring the columns of these simple but harmoniously proportionned structures, as if a whole luminosity of stone were being emitted from them. Nowhere in Greece proper, with the exception of the Parthenon, does one succeed in having such an evocation of the Hellenic world."