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Cattedrale di Santa Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary)

Address: Piazza Duomo, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 30 Attractions in Alghero
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Margate City, New Jersey
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This church has a wonderful feel. There was no part that was not accessible. While strolling in the streets of Alghero in the evening the doors of the were open and we visited. Worth a moment.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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55 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I timed my visit to the bell tower to catch the mid day campanile and impressive it was. Apart from the wonderful sound the views are great but photography difficult due to surrounding anti pigeon netting. Historic tower and a delightful guide who gave me lots of information about past restorations and recasting the peal of bells. The winding, dark... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Do this early in trip. Paid €5 for museum and bell tower view. The museum bit is kinda dull and small, the church itself tho is nice but main attraction is view from top of bell tower.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Entrance to the cathedral is free and for a €3 charge we had a very informative guided tour of the of the bell tower. The view from the top is well worth the climb up the narrow spiral stairs.

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Rotherham
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This old cathedral like many others of its kind, is a quiet retreat from the city outside. It does however also offer great views over the rooftops of Alghero from the bell tower which can be accessed for just 3 Euro which also includes a small talk from one of the staff.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We walked inside and me and the kids were taken aback. This cathedral is something you should see to believe- simply stunning architecture and building - highly recommend even for a 5 minute visit!

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The cathedral is really nice and puts off a certain vibe, however we could not clim the tower, as the access to it was closed. Still worth a visit

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Sandhurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Tucked away in the old town of Alghero the Cathedral is well worth a visit. Not massive, or overly impressive, but pay the 3 Euros to go up the tower for an amazing view of the city. There was also a guide up there who gave us lots of interesting information about what we were looking at and some of... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A great way to see the town from a height is to buy the ticket for the tower (you can also get a ticket to cover admission to the church of Saint Francis that's just around the corner. The church itself is very well maintained and the main altar is highly impressive , it is also a nice reprieve from... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Although not religious we found the cathedral well worth a visit. The architecture is interesting and it is not over-ornate. There was an organ recital when we visited which was very pleasant

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