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Cathedral of Santa Maria

Address: Piazza Palazzo 4, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 102 things to do in Cagliari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of...
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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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Newmarket, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Wishing I can go back there again... It's a truly marvelous Cathedral of Cagliari... The old town can make you feel at peace for the surroundings of calm atmosphere and humble settings.

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Salisbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit if you are in the city. Be aware lots of walking up steepish hill to get to the Cathedral from the port area. Much of city in poor state of repair and too much graffiti for my taste.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I have visited what seems like hundreds of cathedrals and churches on our trip from northern Italy right down south, across to Sicily and now Sardinia. Many have been over the top, some even fair ground level, most were beautiful, a few plain but the Cattedrale di Santa Maria has an elegance,.. about it that I have... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is an absolutely beautiful cathedral. It is in the Baroque style. If you are familiar with the style of art, you know that nothing is ever too much in the Baroque and this church is a perfect example of that. The marble is incredible and do not miss the crypt!

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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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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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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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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