Tourist Attraction in Agrigento: Tempio della Concordia
The Temple of Concordia is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Akragas, located in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. It is still unknown to whom this temple is dedicated, but the name "Temple of Concordia" is documented by one of the first Sicilian archaeological historian geographers: Tommaso Fazello. this temple, built on a massive stand designed to overcome the altitude of the rocky terrain, is considered one of the most remarkable classical sacred buildings of the Greek world (430 BC).
On a four-step crepidum (39.44 for 16.91 meters) stands the highly conserved 6 peristasis for 13 high columns 6.67 meters and characterized by twenty grooves and harmonious enthusiasm towards 2/3 (vertical section curvature ), surmounted by epistle, frieze of trilphs and metopsis and frame in mutles; preserved are also the timpani integral. To the cell, preceded by pronao in antis (like the opistodomo) is accessed through a step; well-preserved are the pylons with the roof access stairs and, on the top of the cell walls and blocks of the peristasion trabeation, the recesses for the wooden covering of the roof. The exterior and interior of the temple were covered with stucco with the necessary polychrome. The plain showed lobes with leonine protomes and the cover covered marble tiles. Its structure was reinforced by the transformation into a Christian church (VI century) which first involved an overturning of the ancient orientation, so that the bottom wall of the cell fell closed the interconnections and practiced twelve arched openings in the walls of the cell, so that the three canon naves, the two sides in the peristase and the central one coinciding with the cell, were formed. After destroying the classical altar and setting the sacristy to the east, the building became a virtually perfect basilica. The ditches excavated inside and outside the church relate to high-medieval burials, according to the custom placed in close relation with the basilica.