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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
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
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.
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!!
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.
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
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