Chiesa di San Salvatore

Chiesa di San Salvatore, Cabras

Chiesa di San Salvatore
4.5

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4.5
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,539 contributions
sooooo ugly
Sep 2021
this little town is overrated for sure but the church is plain ugly. very small, free to access, easy to find (but why would you want to?)
Written September 20, 2021
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rwyeth774220
9 contributions
Christian church on a pagan site
Apr 2018 • Couples
The 16th century church built on a pagan ( Roman) site is quite exquisite. Going down the steep steps to a Roman sanctuary with faded frescos on the walls it was also a place dedicated to the cult of the water goddess and the well is still there. one of the unexpected delights of exploring Sardiania where around every corner there are unique sights.
Written May 6, 2018
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barbara V
Bournemouth, UK39 contributions
Hidden gem
Jul 2017 • Couples
This little Commune with its small church in its centre was a little extra to find after our trip to Tharros.
As it was only open in the morning we had to go back again to visit.
We were left to look round by the curator of the church for a donation on the way out.
Take a guide book with you and a camera.
It's a lovely little temple under a church reached by stairs as you enter the church. It is well preserved and we'll worth going back to.
Written July 8, 2017
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Judge4fun
Lucerne, Switzerland57 contributions
What a Magical place!
Jun 2017
Travelling to Sardinia is not only go to the beach, every place is plenty of history, folk and religion, This place is a Magical one, I was introduced from my mother in law to this place, I was reluctant, but if you take some preparation reading a little about the significance of this places you will enjoy really much the visit! we were lucky visiting one of the "cumbesias". Great small stop just to get into the folk place, if you plan your trip you can be there during the best event from San Salvatore, nothing here is commercial, is more folk-cultural. Look on the web of the city of Cabras to have the dates when the folk events are organized.
Written June 23, 2017
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JaneHilton1908
Bromborough, UK167 contributions
Unlucky it was closed
Oct 2016 • Solo
It was recommended that I visit this church and it is only open in the morning. I went on a Thursday morning but unfortunately it was closed. It has a crypt that I would have loved to see - maybe next time!
Written October 17, 2016
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Peter W
London116 contributions
A little gem
May 2016 • Couples
Like most people, we visited off season. Indeed, the season lasts hardly any time at all, as the village is uninhabited except for the nine-day festival in late August, when it's packed. The church itself is nothing much to write home about – the action is in the crypt. The drawings and writing (Greek and Punic) on the walls of the crypt are exceptionally evocative, and the chances are you will be able to enjoy them in solitude. Flash photography is banned, as people have said, but you can get really good pictures without...for some reason, it seems easier to discern image outlines on the iPhone than with the eyes – must be something to do with contrast. It all gives an impression of real age, a sense of the length of time over which this part of Sardinia has been populated. Our guidebook said it was open Monday to Saturday 15.30 to 18.00. Not so, it's open all day, said the caretaker. No entry charge, but a donation is requested.
Written May 20, 2016
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BroLucius
Southampton, UK2,991 contributions
Ancient church with multi-room crypt
Sep 2015 • Couples
This small church, unimpressive from the outside, has a pretty interior. You can descend down several steps into the crypt area (about 5 separate rooms) which contains some graffiti dating back to the 4th century. In those days water was worshipped and this part of Sardinia contains several locations where there are ancient wells on display. No flash photography is permitted in the crypt.
Written September 21, 2015
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Caroline B
Essex, UK243 contributions
Ancient hypogeum
Oct 2014 • Friends
Worth a quick visit if you are in the area. The church is in the village of San Salvotore which looks like an archetypal Mexican wild west village - reputedly several spaghetti westerns were filmed here. The church sits over an ancient hypogeum dedicated to the pagan worship of waters. You go through a trap door down a rock carved staircase to the cave like shrines below.
There's no entry fee but small donations are welcomed .Recommend the cold beer and paninis at the cafe at the northern end of the village.
Written October 11, 2014
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