Chiesa di San Nicola
In the grounds of the Museo Archeologico is the 13th-century Cistercian Chiesa di San Nicola, with a fine Gothic doorway. Inside, in the...
North of the temples, this wheelchair-accessible museum is one of Sicily's finest, with a huge collection of clearly labelled artefacts...
Tempio della Concordia
The Temple of Concord (Tempio della Concordia) is the only temple to survive the unforgiving hands of time and history relatively...
Long considered one of Agrigento's better restaurants, Le Caprice is set in its own park complete with pool and swans. It's a big place...
Lonely Planet review
To the east of the Museo Archeologico is the Hellenistic-Roman Quarter, featuring a well-preserved street layout which was part of urban Akragas (and later, under the Romans, Agrigentum). The regular grid is made up of main streets (plateiai) intersected at right angles by secondary streets (stenopoi) , all of which were laid out towards the end of the 4th century BC.
The Romans didn't alter the layout but added their own embellishments, including mosaic floors and stuccowork. They were also responsible for adding water and heating pipes, and introduced drainage facilities for rainwater and sewage.