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Cathedral of Santa Maria

Address: Piazza Palazzo 4, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 61 Attractions in Cagliari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of Castello.
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Owner description: This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of Castello.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This cathedral was first built by the Pisans in the middle of the 13th century. During the 17th century, it was remodelled in Baroque style. The transepts and bell tower preserve Romanesque elements. The Romanesque pulpit was divided in 2 parts that flank the main portal. I found the best evidence of how the Baroque alterations have almost completely hidden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

No clue how it looks inside, but enjoyed lying in front of that church and admiring the high contrast of colors. Delightful!

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

it is very beautiful Cathedral in the old town of Cagliari. so many fresco paintings and figures. Must visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Well maintained church, with beautiful architecture and history. Definitely worth visiting, and easy to walk to as it is in the centre of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We visited Cagliari and on a very hot day climbed to the Cathedral of Santa Maria. While the actual church is beautiful, the real treasure was the crypt beneath the altare.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have visited many many churches but none like this which has undergone much renovation over the years - Baroque meets the 13th century! Views outside are fantastic and reasonably priced cafes in the vicinity and excellent craft shops. Its high up - bt accessible by lift.

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Tallinn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

we were there just by chance and a wedding was there...so we had a very strong emotion being there and we decided to walk around the area to see the Church from different side...very imrpessive monument...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A stunning traditional Italian cathedral, well worth the visit. Beware that there is a dress code; Men - no vests or above the knee shorts. Women - no legs or shoulders visible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Definitely one of the most beautiful churches we have ever visited, and we have seen many, around the world. We were very impressed by the beauty of this Cathedral's interior.

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Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

It was renovated recently and was very impressive inside.The church was built between the 13th and14th centuries.

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