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Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria

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Piazza Bonaria, 09125, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 301747
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This one contains a statue of the Virgin Mary which by miracle saved a ship in the 1400's then washed ashore. Thus it is very important to this city. I saw it as part of a city wide tour. I have seen many historic churches...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Motion22
Reviewed 28 September 2018

From the hill there is a spectacular view of the Cagliari and cimitero. You can take a bus PQ, PF or Zeus 5 (directly stopping at the top) still in walking distance from the marina, around 10-15 minutes. The actual sanctuary is the smaller church...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Spectacular views appear when you visit Basilica di Bonaria. Inside it's as beautiful and on the outside. Recommend to visit the park next to it also.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jurgita P
Reviewed 24 May 2018

This is an interesting old church that has been added to over the centuries. Don't miss the oldest part, which is a little hidden away to the left of the main entrance. Also great panoramic views from outside.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Angu5
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Our tour guide took us here and told us about the history and miracle of the Basilica and how special it is to the people. It is breathtaking in its simplicity and was a highlight of our tour. Not to be missed!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank mjwilson1545
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A must see on your visit to Cagliari. Very interesting, especially the story of the statue of the Virgin. The gift shop was brilliant. it's right next door to the cemetery which is also of interest and worth a visit. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank PLee1973
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Amaizing architecture. Really It's worth visiting and feeling its majesty. Every corner is overwhelmed with history.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank maelifia
Reviewed 25 February 2018

Fantastic place for free ! Good place to visit really different and very interesting Really recommended :)

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Beata S
Reviewed 21 January 2018

I know that it's important church to the local community, but to me, a foreigner, it was just a pilgrimage site and large basilica which is nicely located on a hill with a view to the sea. 14th-century Gothic church sanctuary that houses Nostra Signora...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 21 January 2018

According to tradition, a simple statue of the Virgin Mary was washed up after being cast overboard by Spanish seaman caught in a storm in the 14th century. Today, mariners still pray to the Madonna for protection on the high seas. The statue is kept...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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The cruise port is walkable to center city, most easily.