Basilica San Gavino, Porto Torres

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The Basilica di San Gavino (Basilica of Saint Gabinus) is a proto-Romanesque church in Porto Torres, Sardinia, Italy. A former cathedral, it is now a place for the veneration of local martyrs and a parish church.
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  • A short uphill walk from the waterside and well worth the stroll. We were very fortunate to be there for Sunday worship and so heard the harmonious singing while admiring the roof timbers and the... 
    A short uphill walk from the waterside and well worth the stroll. We were very fortunate to be there for Sunday worship and so heard the harmonious singing while admiring the roof timbers and the...  more »
  • Fine old place indeed - columns that may once have been used in a Roman temple and a sense of worship having happened here since early days, perhaps as long ago as the battle of Hastings. The 3 euros....  more
    Fine old place indeed - columns that may once have been used in a Roman temple and a sense of worship having happened here since early days, perhaps as long ago as the battle of Hastings. The 3 euros....  more »
  • Very nice church. €3 entrance charge pp. It’s a short walk up from the harbour which takes around 15min 
    Very nice church. €3 entrance charge pp. It’s a short walk up from the harbour which takes around 15min  more »
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  • Visited here on a day trip when docking in Porto Torres with Tui cruises.Basically there isn't a great deal to see or do in this dirty place.Having said that the beaches are clean but the town has dog mess everywhere⅞. Anyway we found this little place which is about a 20 minute walk from the town centre.It was built between 1030 and 1080 and has two apses facing each other.Refused to pay the entrance fee but from what I could see it there wasn't much to see inside.If you are religious then this may be for you.
  • Une architecture romane magnifique perdue au cœur d'une ville sans grand charme. C'est superbe mais mal mis en valeur, le trajet pour y accéder est mal fléché (merci le GPS), avec l'avantage indéniable qu'il y a peu de monde même en plein mois de juillet. C'est dommage car elle vaut vraiment le détour.
  • La Basilica di San Gavino è il monumento romanico più grande della Sardegna. Eretta nell’XI secolo sulla sommità del colle Monte Agellu, è unica per la sua pianta a sviluppo longitudinale caratterizzata dalla presenza di due absidi affrontate.
  • In una giornata di pioggia ho visitato per caso questo gioiello inaspettato. Caratteristica basilica senza ingresso nella navata centrale. Si paga 3 euro ma comprende una spiegazione esaustiva storica da parte degli addetti che si vede subito quanto amino questo simbolo del cristianesimo. Suggerirei alla guida di accompagnare i visitatori nella cripta
  • La basilica di San Gavino è la chiesa romanica più grande e antica della Sardegna. Ha una pianta con una caratteristica unica: ha due absidi per cui il portale d’ingresso è sul lato lungo. L’interno ha una navata centrale con colonne e capitelli di spoglio di epoca romana. C’è una anticripta interessante

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