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Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria

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Address: Piazza Bonaria, 09125 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 39-070301747
Today
6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 12:00 pm
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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DON MISS IT...IT´S SUPERB AND DIFERENT !!

This Basilica is the main attraction you have to visit in Cagliari, even if you´re not religious, like we aren´t. It´s not a “rich church”, as usual, but with,as most, a legend on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 16, 2015
José B
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This Basilica is the main attraction you have to visit in Cagliari, even if you´re not religious, like we aren´t. It´s not a “rich church”, as usual, but with,as most, a legend on his Foundation, related to a catalan merchant ship (behind the altar you can see a mural that refers to it). What we found really interesting was the... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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55 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It is said that, in 1370, when a Catalan merchant ship got into trouble, its crew threw overboard its cargo. When a crate carrying a Madonna hit the water, the sea calmed and the ship was saved. The crate was washed ashore near the location of the sanctuary. Our Lady of the Fair Winds became a patron saint of sailors.... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
89 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We just took an external look when our tour bus drove by. The church was said to be built in 1800 to the right sian old church erected by the Aragonese in 1324-1329.

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Klaipeda, Lithuania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Really nice old Basilica, worth visiting when in Cagliari. Easy to find, in the old town of Cagliari.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

That church was so nice and with a really old story. Down stairs there are a lot of flowers with any kind of colour. The view from Basilica Bonaria is amazing!!!

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Napa, California, United States
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I have seen a lot of Cathedrals and this is one of the best. It is not the largest but they went all out in the design. It is hard to describe and has to be seen. If I had the time I would like to know how they were able to build such a beautiful Cathedral... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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307 reviews 307 reviews
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136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The site gives you a view of the sea and the port. Nice church, overlooking the sea, from there you can have a nice walk to the harbor and the via Roma.

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love this church, I was converted, had my first communion, got married here and baptised my first son here. This is not because it's local, it's because it's the best, it is a wonderful piece of architecture, the place itself, feels powerful significance in the history of the island and it's the church that the Pope comes to visit... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This monument is not in the celebrated district of Castello. However, it is worth a visit: nice church, interesting museum, good souvenir shop. You can walk from the port - it's very easy and not far away, or take Linea 5, Linea 31 or Linea 30. Linea 5 takes you in front of the church. If you ride Linea 30... More 

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Imposing building, lovely steps leading up to a grand building. There are lovely views over Cagliari.

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