Cattedrale di Santa Maria, Alghero

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#4 of 19 in Historic Sites in Province of Sassari
Climb the colossal Cattedrale di Santa Maria, parts of which are World Heritage Sites, and gaze over the red roofs of Florence. The cathedral's dome displays Gothic architectural elements, both from the outside and the inside, and the structure's interior abounds with elegant artistic depictions, both on the walls and ceilings. You can climb to the very top of the bell tower to enjoy panoramic views, although you might want to avoid the cramped ascent if you suffer from claustrophobia. Take a tour in one of several languages or participate in mass, and prepare for your visit in advance to avoid wasting time waiting in queues. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Cattedrale di Santa Maria by using our Alghero itinerary maker.
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  • August 12, 2017
    I found it not very inspiring or remarkable. But it takes only a minute to look in. Not a memorable visit.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    We visited early afternoon during the week so there was no service going on. Beautiful, ornate and sometimes quite eery church because of the size/height. Its right in the old town centre and difficul...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    The altar is probably what we liked the most. The Church is built up around them, so it will stand out more from the distance ... Admission free.
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  • Beautiful cathedral in the middle of town. Worth a visit and a read up on the local history.
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  • A splendid example of Spanish Gothic architecture, obvious other influences (especially Baroque). Nice acoustics!!
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  • Beautiful Cathedral, but deserves a special Bell Tower. The entrance door for a fee on the narrow staircase. The steps are so small and very narrow access spaces. But the effort is well rewarded when you get to the top. Breathtaking view over the city and the Bay. Interesting and enjoyable even the Guide's explanations that tells the story of the building and of the bells in it. To see
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  • To win the best impression of the original gothic style on the back. Front a classical columns portico was built in front of, the equipment was heavily rebuilt in the large room of the Church in inside. A place of rest to pause and prayer in spite of lack uniformity. Since the Gothic have generations in varying styles continued here.
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Compared to Sardinia's other resorts, Alghero offers refreshingly unpretentious lodgings, with comfortable rooms, good food, and friendly locals willing to share insider's tips about the best beaches, clubs, and restaurants. Staying in the compact town center can be quite pricey, but it's the best way to stay close to both good beaches and the most popular nightclubs. If budget is a concern, explore small hotels in the suburbs.
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