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Cattedrale di Santa Maria (Cathedral of St. Mary)

Piazza Duomo, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Alghero
Type: Religious Sites
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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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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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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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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is probably wonderful but end of Sept 2012 was being renovated so restricted access, scaffolding etc. Hard to tell.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Whilst scaffolding was up around the building inside was clear and accessible. The art and the history were stunning with haunting organ music in the background beautiful icons superb architecture.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Well worth a visit. The cathedral has been in existence since approx 1500 a.d. and is steeped in history. I was fascinated by the bemused faces of the marble lions guarding the steps to the altar. The organist was practising while we were there and it added to the Gothic atmosphere.

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

the organist was practising when we went in - so atmospheric and peaceful and authentic, even in the heart of the tourist district of the old town.

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Weisbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Sometimes when you walk through it the chorus will be practicing and it sounds beautiful. The architecture and details were so nice and it made me feel like going to mass. Loved it.

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