The temple of Juno, the Temple of Concord, the Temple of Heracles, Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Castor and Pollux, the Temple of Vulcan, the Temple of Aesculapius: there are seven legendary Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and in all exceptional state of preservation. To these must be added the Tomb of Theron, erected to remember the fallen War punica.
VALLE DEI TEMPLI AGRIGENTOIn conclusion, here is the story of home and Agrigento, within the basin of the Mediterranean, they have been the focus for several centuries. The archaeological site of the Valley of the Temples, it is the most significant testimony of the Greek civilization in Sicily. The findings arise between campaigns almond trees and flowers, as if to be framed in a setting that makes them immortal. The Doric temples were built from the fifth century BC with tufa found on site. To be better preserved (appears virtually intact) is the Temple of Concordia, which owes its name to a Latin inscription found near the Temple itself. Also fascinating temples of Heracles (Hercules), the oldest, and one of Olympian Zeus (Jupiter) with his telamons, huge statues of the human form. Fascinating also the location of the Temples, all facing East so that the statue of the god in the temple could be radiated by the sun rising in the morning.