Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo

Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo

Chiesa di San Paolo Apostolo
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  • Road99go
    Quebec, Canada1,055 contributions
    The only one
    It is call a Cathedral, but please don't expect the usual Cathedral of Europe. This is a simple church ..stone walls, stone floor and nothing else, like if "may be" You were in 18 or 19 century. The outside is same simplicity with a yard of hundreds chairs. ...And basically..this is the only attraction of Olbia...that you can walk in only 1 day.
    Traveled solo
    Written June 13, 2022
  • GwendolynC
    Santa Barbara, California48 contributions
    Small but beautiful
    Beautiful little church in the middle of town. Has some really nice mosaic pictures as you walk along. It isn't very big but still worth seeing. AND ITS FREE! A must see if you like visit old school churches.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2022
  • Roberto52Bruno
    Quartucciu, Italy12,780 contributions
    Begli affreschi
    Bella Chiesa non molto grande nell'omonimo Quartiere San Paolo di Olbia; si presenta bene fin dall'esterno e poi all'interno ci sono alcune cose particolarmente interessanti come, ad esempio, il gran numero di affreschi nelle pareti ed in parte nel soffitto. Bello il Pulpito, carino l'Organo non molto grande. Carina vista dall'esterno anche la Cupola decorata con mattonelle colorate.
    Written August 26, 2020
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P Bailey
Manchester, UK47 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
The only other sight that we saw on day two of our tour of Olbia, apart from this fad of men wearing trousers far too short for them, was the 15th century church - Chiesa Parrocchiale di S.Paolo Apostolo - reconstructed in the 18th and 19th centuries and doesn't it show. From the outside the church is pleasant enough with a domed roof formed in a multicoloured zigzag pattern. It reminded me that my Missoni jumper needs to be taken to the the dry cleaners. Inside is where the disaster started. The artwork was too terrible to be forgiven, the wall paintings looked as though they had come from a child's book of stickers, a young child at that. It was so off-putting I couldn't remember anything else.

The outside did make a super backdrop for a couple of pictures.
Written June 4, 2022
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machinmad
Yaxley, UK2,234 contributions
Oct 2019
Colour adorns this building inside and out ... inside it's a working church and beautifully cared for. The pulpit is splendid as are the frescoes.

It has real atmosphere and purpose.
Written December 1, 2019
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Debbie A
Leicester, UK74 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
Beautiful Church nestled away off a side street. We culd see the dome from our hotel but i found it more through luck than judgement as the bells started to ring and i followed the chimes
Written May 19, 2016
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HolidayForUs
Bath, UK2,281 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
This church is just off the main street, Corso Umberto I, near Tourist Information.

After walking along a couple of small streets you will spot the distinctive multicoloured dome. There are two entrances, one at the Plaza Civitas and one at the side. It is quite dark inside. It is a small church from the eighteenth century with a couple of statues of note, an impressive altar, some frescos (one showing the feeding of the five thousand) and some modern stained glass windows. Allow around twenty minutes to have a look around.
Written May 30, 2015
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Alejnadro
Chihuahua, Mexico100 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Walkin around Olbia, just aside the main street, we found this 18th-century granite church spectacularly topped by a valencian style multicoloured tiled dome -altrough some sources trace its origins at the late medieval era- built over the ruins of a roman temple dedicated to Hercules.

After some shopping (and eating) we found it relaxing and peaceful, while we were able to see some art objects inside, such as the wooden choir and pulpit of the eighteenth century and some silver artifacts crafted by local artists.

Altrough not much time is needed to see all of it, nor we wont go to Olbia just to visit this attraction, definetly worth visiting while over there :)
Written February 28, 2015
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1,112 contributions
Jul 2019
set off the main street this church is a cool and restful place with striking windows and art work. One must also note the colourful dome.
Written August 10, 2019
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,073 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
The first thing you will notice is the colorful dome. Then there is the colorful interior.

It dates from the Middle Ages, but it was heavily remodeled in the mid 18th century, and again with the addition of the paintings near the ceiling.
Written October 26, 2018
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ClairefromUK
222 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The first thing you see when you are walking about Olbia is the colourful doom.
The bells ring too.
It is €2 pp to enter.
There are various paintings and mosaic pictures to look at. The pulpit and choir area is of carved wood. It’s surprising how much light enters. A quiet peaceful modern interior in the middle of Olbia.
Written June 29, 2018
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Outofthelaw
Yeovil, UK531 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
As with so many places in this super Island -surprises can come where you least expect them. A place for quite reflection.
Written May 28, 2018
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massimoswitz
Opfikon, Switzerland707 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
From outside this church you can see the beautiful colorful dome and the bell tower that has a distinctive style.
Written September 3, 2017
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