Basilica San Gavino, Porto Torres

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  • Wonderful Romanesque church with a rectangular plan with nave and with wonderful paintings inside. To visit and see ...
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  • The basilica is dedicated to Saint Gavino, Proto and Gianuario, martyred in 303 ad to Turris Libisonis, during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian and Maximilian. Built between 1030 and 1080 by workers Pisa at the behest of Comita, King and judge of Torres. It is the largest Romanesque church in Sardinia.
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  • Beautiful this Basilica, I was struck by the color of the stone so clear and bright, the size of the building and location, high above sea level. I don't see that coming they can find in Porto Torres a gem like this, a Romanesque construction dating back to the year 1000, truly a shame we could not visit the crypt of which I have seen beautiful pictures. I am still pleased to have visited even if only in part. Within the central arch is made of wood, outside the two courtyards on the sides of the Church put even more its spectacularity.
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  • The Basilica of San Gavino in Porto Torres is the oldest and the largest Romanesque church in Sardinia. Built in the second half of the 11th century over two oldest churches dating from the 5th-6th century AD. Currently, after restoration carried out by the Superintendence of Sassari (late 70 's), is considered one of the most important examples of Romanesque architecture of shapes of Pisa. All the external face is built of blocks of limestone, moved from the succession of narrow Lancet Windows and arcades. Comes with two apses, in East and West. The main entrance on the South side is monumental (Gothic-Catalan) with bezel with valuable Romanesque reliefs. There are two portals on the north side overlooking a large square called "atrio Comita", surrounded by houses of the seventeenth century, in the past the Greek property. The Interior is majestic and full of history. The three naves, divided by pillars and monolithic columns. Some column and various capitals are counting materials of the Imperial Roman age. Don't miss to visit the crypt, where you can admire, among others, in anticripta, a Roman sarcophagus of the 3rd century with the Muses, and then in a room below you can visit the early Christian Necropolis lyrics and a church with an apse of the 6th century. Still further down the crypt there are three sarcophagi (III-IV century) that contain the remains of the three martyrs patron saints of the city: s. Gavino, Proto and Gianuario.
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