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“war memorial” (2 reviews)
“temple” (6 reviews)
“soldiers” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Viale Principe Umberto, Messina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 10 January 2017

This review is NOT about the church, but about the marvelous promenade across the street from the church. From this pretty promenade, we enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view of the sea, the Italian mainland (the “toe” of the “boot”), and the hook shaped peninsula that...More

Thank Yitzchak M
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Do not be put off by trying to make your way up to this temple. The views over the Strait of Messina and the town are magnificent. The memorial inside the temple is thought provoking as it is a crypt. There is a marble sarcophagus...More

Thank catsforkids
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Tempio Votivo di Cristo Re is an amazing War Memorial with beautiful views of the city and harbor. It is well worth the long hike up to it. Remember to go before 13:00 as they seemed to be closing for lunch.

1  Thank 2morrows
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

From a distance, we thought this was another church. But it's not. It's a war memorial. Still, it is worth the visit. The views are fantastic, there is a small cafe across the street, street vendors keep things interesting, and the hike up is more...More

Thank Wong_Family_5
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

interesting and a great cathedral, plenty of historical podatataka, beautifully decorated, it can be seen from all parts of Messina with it is a beautiful view of the harbor

Thank Pedja S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Perhaps already in classical times, the hill south of the swollen river Boccetta was occupied by a fortress, black on green field, that would then be admired in the ancient civic emblem of Messina. It is still possible to recognize the ancient fortification in today's...More

Thank sondago
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Unfortunetly, by the time of our visit this place couldn't be visit (only, if you choose the guided tour which took about an hour, which we didn't). The architecture is really beautiful and Messina view from here is really spectacular. Despite the fact that we...More

1  Thank Natalia G
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The view from up here is spectacular. You can see the whole natural port underneath you and most of the city and also the Santuario della Madonna di Montalto opposite your position on a neighboring hill. Furthermore there are volunteer guides at it's entrance which...More

2  Thank DanielLifeguard
Reviewed 9 November 2014

We are not crazy about Messina but, if you find yourself there, climb the hill up to Christo Re. You will get your exercize for the day and will have some nice views of the harbor etc.

Thank Maxine2012
Reviewed 1 August 2014

If coming by cruise ship, your stay at port will be shorter than most stops. Luckily, there are several attractions nearby that you can walk to and spend 20-30 minutes at each. The Votive Temple of Christ the King is on a prominent hill and...More

17  Thank JT_Turner3
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