B & B Agrigento Il Mandorlo to discover the Valley of the Temples, characterized by the remains of seven Doric temples: their names and identification, except that dell'Olympeion, are presumed to be pure speculation humanities, which, however, remained in common use .
B & B Agrigento Il Mandorlo and the Temple of Hera Lacinia, dedicated eponymous Greek goddess, was built in the fifth century BC and burned in 406 by the Carthaginians. It was the temple which is usually celebrated the wedding.
B & B Agrigento Il Mandorlo to closely observe the spectacular Temple of Concord, whose name derives from a Latin inscription found near the same temple, also built in the fifth century. Is currently probably the best preserved. Was transformed into a temple sacred in the sixth century d.C.
B & B Agrigento Il Mandorlo to admire the Temple of Hercules, the oldest, was dedicated to the veneration of the god Heracles (or Hercules), one of the most respected by the inhabitants of Akragas. Destroyed by an earthquake, is now composed of only eight columns.
The Temple of Olympian Zeus (Jupiter), built to honor the god of the same name after the victory of 480 BC the Carthaginians, is characterized by the presence of so-called telamons large statues in human form.
The Temple of Castor (or Castor and Pollux) was built to honor the twin sons of Sparta and Jupiter. There remain only four columns. It is the symbol of the city of Agrigento.
B & B Agrigento Il Mandorlo to immerse yourself in the magic of the Temple of Vulcan, also dating from the fifth century, thought to be one of the most impressive building in the valley, however, is one of several temples damaged by time and natural phenomena.
The Temple of Aesculapius built away from the city walls, was a place of pilgrimage for the sick in search of healing.
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