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Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, Cagliari
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  • The Basilica is average when compared with other basilicas in town. The views from here to the castello district, grave yards, and harbor are pretty good. It is easy to access from the marina via bus ...  more »
  • The sanctuary is beautiful from incredible charm: an event not to be missed when you stay in Cagliari. Also, from the steps you can enjoy a breathtaking view.
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  • It is one of the symbols of Cagliari. Wonderful and with a particular view is a must visit for those arriving in the city.
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  • It's always a pleasure to enter the basilica of Bonaria for contemplating the Immaculate 1953 a painter Antonio Mura's always exhilarating to its scans of light so close to pointillism tell Gaetano Previati and lines of futurism. Admire the Sacra Famiglia di Giuseppe Aprea 1941 Neapolitan painter descended from that family of Neapolitan painters who influenced Caravaggio until completely change his painting. Finally the pity for the victims of war by Francesco Ciusa inserted in 1988 with those fine lines that echo the influence of Futurism.
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  • The basilica of bonaria is located on onomino Hill from where you can see a beautiful panorama of cagliari. Besides the beauty of the basilica, you can visit for free the permanent Museum inside the basilica. To visit.
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  • The visit of our Lady of Bonaria cannot but start from the wide staircase that is at the base of the Hill on which the Temple stands, climbing which remains even more struck by the beauty of the site. The complex mariano is, in fact, the most important of Sardinia for the Catholic Church and consists of a small church, the basilica, and the convent of the mercedari museum open to the public. The sanctuary itself is the small 14th century Church, originally the chapel of the fortified citadel built by the Aragonese, who today is to the left of the basilica. The façade is very simple. To access the Church enters the portal, Gothic style, which was recovered from the Church of San Francesco in Stampace, which no longer exists. The Interior has a nave with three chapels which open on the left side, while on the right side is the arch that links the sanctuary at the basilica, as well as a small statue of the Virgin Mary, known as our Lady of miracle, with which it deals a anedotto that you can read at his feet. The presbytery, raised flooring, is the heart of the sanctuary, because the altar is enthroned the imposing 14th-century wooden statue of the Madonna and child, called our Lady of Bonaria, the devotion of the faithful, as evidenced by votive offerings found in the adjoining the sacristy-Museum, which is accessed via a flight of stairs on the left of the presbytery. The basilica, built by the mercedari to expand the capacity of the shrine, considering the countless crowds, has a façade of white limestone with large porch. The Central pediment enclosing the arms of the order of mercy. The bronze doors, of recent times, contrast with the whiteness of the Interior. The eye is drawn to the altar, surmounted by a canopy supported by four columns of green marble decorated with figures of angels in gilded copper. The lateral chapels host large canvases depicting the life and the epithets that have called the mother of God. In the transept finally an artwork of Ciusa, our Lady of the fighter.
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  • Beautiful sanctuary ... impressive. invitation to visit its interiors
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  • The sanctuary of our Lady of Bonaria is a religious complex in Cagliari piazza Bonaria, on top of the Hill of the same name. Most important Marian shrine of Sardinia for the Catholic Church, consists of a small church (the actual "sanctuary", the 14th-century sources) that there is a larger Temple, elevated to the dignity of a minor basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1926. The shrine of our Lady of Bonaria is officiated by the fathers mercedari, inhabiting the adjacent convent, and is home to the parish district of Bonaria. The sanctuary, the first example of Catalan Gothic architecture in Sardinia, stands on the Hill of Bonaria, in place (then said to Bonaire, which means "good air") in which King Alfonso of Aragon in 1324, he had built a fortified castle to conquer the castle of Cagliari, stronghold of the Pisani. In 1335 King donated the Church to the friars of the order of Saint Mary of mercy, who built a convent, who still live there. The construction of the basilica, alongside the shrine dates back to 1704, when the friars mercedari decided to build a larger church in honour of the Virgin of Bonaria, which is a representation of the Virgin of Candelaria. The Church, built by the architect piemontese Antonio Felice De Vincenti, was originally designed in the Baroque style; the works were, however, breaks, and in the late 18th century were entrusted to the architect Giuseppe Viana, who reworked the design in the neoclassical style. During the 19th century the works were still several delays. On 24 April 1885 the Archbishop of Cagliari Paolo Maria Serci Serra rededicated the sanctuary after they were carried out of work; a large plaque was laid in memory of the twofold event. The building was only finished in 1926, when Pope Pius XI conferred upon him the title of minor basilica. During the second world war, the building suffered significant damage due to the bombings. It was renovated between 1947 and 1960 and then again in 1998. The sanctuary of Bonaria was visited on April 24, 1970 by Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II on October 20, 1985, by Pope Benedict XVI on September 7, 2008 during his visit to Cagliari by Pope Francis on September 22, 2013, to emphasize the link between the cities of Provo and Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital from this shrine is named. Exquisite-kfind.png the same argument in detail: our Lady of Bonaria. The dome of the Church according to the legend, the March 25 1370 a ship started from Catalonia was caught in a storm. The sailors decided to throw overboard all cargo, including a heavy crate. As soon as the case was thrown into the sea, the storm abated. The case then landed in Cagliari, right under the Hill of Bonaria; the friars of the convent, can do anything, they found a wooden statue of the Virgin Mary's carob holding the infant Jesus in her arms with one hand and the other has a candle lit Santa Maria Candlemas. The devotion to the miraculous statue spread immediately throughout the island, especially among the sailors who invoke her as protector. The legend tells that the ivory ship in fact always, offered in Thanksgiving to the Virgin by a devotee, that had been hanging in front of the statue with a hemp rope, had started moving scoring the winds coming off the Gulf of Cagliari and sailors, before taking on the sea, they were always in the sanctuary. The Spanish conquistadors gave to devotion was named after the capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. On September 13, 1907 Pope Pius X proclaimed our Lady of Bonaria patroness of Sardinia.
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