Temple of Juno Agrigento

The Temple of Juno (Tempio di Giunone Lacinia) is located on the highest peak of the Collina dei Templi in Agrigento. As a result of an earthquake, part of the temple collapsed in the Middle Ages. It is also known as Temple of Hera.

Temple of Juno Agrigento

Address, opening hours and entrance fee

Address: Via Panoramica dei Templi 92100 – Agrigento (tel. +39 0922621657). Official website: www.parcovalledeitempli.it. Opening hours: From 08.30 to 19.00. Entrance fee: 10 Euro (discount: 5 Euro). Combi-ticket with Archaeological Museum: 13,50 Euro (discount: 7 Euro). From mid-July to mid-August the valley is open in the evenings from 19:00 to 22:00 on weekdays and from 19:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. On the first Sunday of the month, the monument is accessible free of charge.

History and Description

Temple of Juno Agrigento
Temple of Juno

The Tempio di Giunone Lacinia stands at the top of the Collina dei Templi and is preceded by a large sacrificial altar.

The temple was built around the middle of the 5th century BC, which means it is slightly older than the nearby Tempio della Concordia.

Like most temples in the valleis, it is a peripteron with six columns on the fa├žade and back and thirteen on each side.

In 406 BC, Agrigento was attacked and sacked by the Carthaginians. The Temple of Juno, like many other buildings, was set on fire.

Later, the monument was restored by the Romans.

During the Middle Ages, the walls of the cella (the central room) collapsed completely as a result of an earthquake.

Temple of Juno, Agrigento