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Cathedral of Santa Maria

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Address: Piazza Palazzo 4, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 070 663837
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of Castello.

This 14th-century cathedral is located in the medieval quarter of Castello.

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Beautiful inside

This cathedral was built in the thirteenth century but it has undergone numerous renovations over the years. It is beautiful inside with many lovely works of art throughout. Under... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This cathedral was built in the thirteenth century but it has undergone numerous renovations over the years. It is beautiful inside with many lovely works of art throughout. Under the presbytery, there is a very interesting crypt (a small donation is requested to enter...well worth it). In the crypt there are some remarkable statues as well as 179 niches containing... More 

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the Piazza Palazzo, this Roman Catholic cathedral was begun in the 12th century, and was later renovated in the 17th and 18th centuries along Baroque lines. Then in the 1930s, it received its neo-Romansque facade. The "rich icing" of its Baroque decor is stunning. One of its most memorable features is the oversized marble pulpit, sculpted in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a magnificent Cathedral. The interior design is breathtaking. If you admire the detail of architecture this Cathedral will not disappoint.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

Found my way from the port bus stop to the cathedral. It's my reference point in Catholic Europe. Pretty facade with the marble. Ornate too inside but I prefer exterior architecture of Italy. The interior ceiling domes had pretty frescoes, but my camera wasn't set correctly.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

The cathedral has a stunningly ornate interior that is well worth a visit. We went on an organised tour so I would check access times. About 30 to 40 minutes should suffice.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

This cathedral has a great history and there are many features of beauty and interest.One of the highlights of the city and close to many other attractions in the Castello district.

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

As you stroll somewhat aimlessly around the old town - which I recommend you do - at some point you'll find yourself at the cathedral. We enjoyed the low-key nature of the place s long as you miss the tour groups. Be sure to check out the crypt.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

An interesting and well-preserved ancient cathedral, that worths the visit for believers and non-believers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

They allow you to take pictures. It was beautiful inside. So much detail. Make sure your shirt is not a tank top in the summer! That's a no-no. The whole area around this cathedral is lovely and there's so much to see. This was just one stop on a half day walk around the quarter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

A stunning church not to be missed! it has had various rebuilds through the ages, it of course is now classed as a cathedral and is designed in the form of a latin cross. It contains so much including a silver tabernacle from 1610, silver candelabra by famous silversmith Giovanni Salis and THE RELIC OF OUR LORDS SACRED THORN, and... More 

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