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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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A pleasant Church

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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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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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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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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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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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