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Cattedrale di Santa Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary)

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Address: Piazza Duomo, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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The only church open whole day in Alghero is worth a visit and climbing to the bell tower

The cathedral is in middle of the Alghero Old Town and you can step inside the church from morning to late evening. It is large and you can spend there quite some time admiring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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Lohja, Finland
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Lohja, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The cathedral is in middle of the Alghero Old Town and you can step inside the church from morning to late evening. It is large and you can spend there quite some time admiring the details and finally climb to the bell tower ( don't do it near 12 o´clock because it is impossible to stay there when the bells... More 

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A wonderful impression. Alghero Cathedral is a marvel of Catalan Gothic art that I love more I return to visit other beautiful places in Sardinia. It was a family trip for seven days I stayed at Hotel Soleado in Alghero A hotel that I liked Located on the Lido promenade is equipped with swimming pool, rooms with sea views, air... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This small cathedral is very beautiful. There are lovely paintings inside and the views from the tower are stunning.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A pleasant church, worth a visit. Do not expect it to be though as impressive as the churches in Rome.

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Riga, Latvia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very nice cathedral in amazing place in Alghero old city district. Near to the port, beach and beautiful sea. The people can sit in the hall in different places in form of cross. The crucifix is in central part. Nice, cool climate inside in hot summer day. Praise the Lord Jesus, trust all areas of your life to Jesus. No... More 

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is an extremely old cathedral and well worth a visit. It was very quiet whilst we were there and therefore easy to get around and see everything.

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Thank Rita W
Alghero, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Alghero, elevated to the status of the city in 1501, was then without a temple large enough to serve as the cathedral of the new diocese and the bishops resided there until the 30s of the XVI century, which goes back the start of the factory del Duomo. The remarkable durability of its construction is found in the remarkable mingling... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were a little disappointed when arriving at the front of the Cathedral to see it covered completely in scaffolding. Don't worry just walk around the corner and you enter at the back of the alter. Certainly worth a visit if you are in Alghero.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Went to my brother's wedding at the church. Beautiful church in a beautiful city. Build in 500's! The town is awesome, the people are so nice and friendly.

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Margate City, New Jersey
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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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