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Cathedral of Santa Maria

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Address: Piazza Palazzo 4, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 070-66-38-37
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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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Beautifully decorated

Worth the climb up the hill from the town. A lovely cathedral,very calming and peaceful-Take the time to wander the streets around the area-very rewarding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
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High Wycombe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Worth the climb up the hill from the town. A lovely cathedral,very calming and peaceful-Take the time to wander the streets around the area-very rewarding.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The cathedral had lots of carvings and statues and paintings on the ceilings. It was truly a feast for the eyes. Truly stunning and totally worth visiting.

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Frankfort, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

If you have been to Europe more than once you know that "seeing another Cathedral" gets tiresome. But... you should do this one - built in the 13th century in the Pisan-Romanesque style, it obtained cathedral status in 1258. In the 17th and 18th centuries it was renovated along Baroque lines. Overlooking the Cagliari water front, it is an inspiring... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I love old European churches - so much life has been lived - so much joy and pain witnessed - sees beginnings and endings - Baptisms, weddings, funerals - they are central to the community. This one was delightful - from the outside, it looks like nothing special, inside, the marble and attention to detail is worth checking out! It's... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I always like to visit a cathedral of my namesake, but this was something else. The interior was truly stunning, so many beautiful things to see and gorgeous details - a photographer's dream. The crypt was most unusual and worth going down to. Quite a hike up from the train station, but very much worth the effort.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

This is a stunning cathedral, ornately decorated in marble, without being over-embellished. The silver tabernacle and the crypt are two of the outstanding features

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

went inside during segway tour, not quite enough time to immerse self in church. Not too difficult to find on own but lots of hills to climb to get there by yourself. Segway tour is easiest way to go

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Small as cathedrals go, but there is some stunning marble work and a very interesting crypt/chapel. This is a must visit if in Cagliary

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

To find this magnificent Cathedral in the middle of an area that desperately needs restoration was a surprise. It is in excellent condition and may be small , by comparison with other cathedrals but more than makes up for it in its opulence. From the beautiful exterior to the elaborate treatment of the ceiling inside it never ceases to amaze.... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Cathedral of Santa Maria should not be missed during your visit of Cagliari. Impressive front, interesting and nice interiour, right at the centre of the Castello.

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