We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Porto Torres

Basilica San Gavino

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Review Highlights
Shades tranquillity (for a while)

Fine old place indeed - columns that may once have been used in a Roman temple and a sense of... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2019
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
Cruise trip

Very nice church. €3 entrance charge pp. It’s a short walk up from the harbour which takes around... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Whitburn, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 245 reviews
All photos (298)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Aug 14, 2019
“Shades tranquillity (for a while)”
Aug 13, 2018
“Cruise trip”
Certificate of Excellence
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Atrio Metropoli 5, 07046 Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy
+39 348 899 6823
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Porto Torres
from $145.88
More Info
Reviews (245)
Filter reviews
13 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
See what travelers are saying:
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 13 reviews
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Fine old place indeed - columns that may once have been used in a Roman temple and a sense of worship having happened here since early days, perhaps as long ago as the battle of Hastings. The 3 euros fee for entrance is entirely reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Howcaplefamily
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Very nice church. €3 entrance charge pp. It’s a short walk up from the harbour which takes around 15min

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Brianedwards
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and unique. The interior as well as the exterior is worth to take a look at. Best thing about our visit to Porte Torres.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Catharina P
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Maybe one of the nicest buildings on the island to visit. San Gavino church is beautiful and remarks the Tuscan (Pisan) history of Sardinia. It is a Roman basilica from the 11th century and a real landmark in town. The crypt has also a surprise...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Jurazur
Reviewed April 30, 2017

At first review, Porto Torres appeared to offer little for a cruise ship visitor. Sardinia’s main town and capital is Cagliari, over 200 kilometres and two and half hours away, at the other end of the island and the train service too irregular to be...More

Date of experience: April 2017
3  Thank Masterecho
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Very nice little town, people really friendly, beautiful old buildings and the Roman basilica, definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank John C
Reviewed July 2, 2016

Got a taxi from Alghero shared between 4 - we got off at the marina and wandered, finding the Basilica and spending a good hour there, alone. Almost as beautiful outside as inside.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Teresa A
Reviewed April 30, 2016

Basilica San Gavino is a beautiful and interesting Roman church. Definately worth a visit, do not miss it being around.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank carolineenwillem
Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

One of the stops on a cruise. Situated at the top of the main road through the town. Nice building with an interesting crypt. In my mind the only place of interest in Porto Torres.

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Fueng2768
Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Large and well looked after church, a sheet of information in English provided, we were also able to go down into the crypt.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank JLovingTimeOut
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 863 nearby hotels
Hotel Libyssonis
197 reviews
1.18 miles away
Il Melo Residence
137 reviews
1.47 miles away
Buddi Hotel
73 reviews
3.81 miles away
Aurum Hotel - Villaggio dei Pini
824 reviews
4.33 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8,115 nearby restaurants
Ristorante Pizzeria Babbai
273 reviews
.29 miles away
Ristorante Pizzeria San Gavino
989 reviews
.08 miles away
Pepito Pizza
203 reviews
.13 miles away
Bar Sport Ristorante
206 reviews
.37 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 3,608 nearby attractions
Spiaggia di Balai
246 reviews
.96 miles away
Museo Archeologico Nazionale Antiquarium Turritano
92 reviews
.50 miles away
Chiesa San Gavino a Mare
14 reviews
.69 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Basilica San Gavino staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions about Basilica San Gavino