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Culture of Cagliari. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Poetto The Roman amphitheater is considered the most famous historical monument of Cagliari. This magnificent building was constructed in the 2nd century BC. The amphitheater is a truly unique facility not just because of its impressive age, but also due to the peculiarities of its architecture. The huge amphitheater of a round shape was carved from a solid limestone massive. Two thousand years ago this was the location of gladiator fights and drama performances. St. Mary Church is another interesting building that is worth visiting. The construction of the church started in the 13th century, and it was completed only in the second half of the 17th century. This is a prominent landmark that combines several styles and is distinguished by luxurious interior. In the halls of the church visitors can see beautiful pictures of famous masters of the 13th century, interesting sculptures and antique church items.
Once Cagliari was a large base of marine military forces. It was conquered by the Spanish and Pisa troops, and during the times of World War II the biggest part of the city was turned into … Open
Archaeological Museum has the full right to be called the most interesting cultural institution of Cagliari. The halls of the museum exhibit items from different eras, starting from prehistoric times to late Middle Ages. Collections of pottery and glass, jewelry of incredible beauty, ancient sarcophagi and art - all these priceless treasures are collected in one large-scale museum.
The bastion of San-Remi is usually considered the obligatory part of the majority of excursions because the terrace of the bastion features tremendous panoramic views of the city and its suburbs. The bastion has become a regular venue for various cultural events, so visitors can easily become witnesses of theatrical performances or art exhibitions. Copyright
Cagliari is a popular beach resort which many travelers with children choose for recreation. The most popular beach for vacationers with children is Poetto. This spacious sandy beach is very … Open
Fans of art should not forget to visit Municipal Art Gallery, which is located near the abovementioned Archaeological Museum. The halls of the gallery are decorated in a unique style and in addition numerous old paintings the gallery exhibits a rich collection of historical artifacts. During an excursion here travelers will have an opportunity not only to evaluate talent of medieval painters, but also learn many interesting facts about the city.
Torre e faro di Calamosca Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria is an important religious site, the construction of which took place during the siege of the city in 1325. The monastery houses an important religious shrine - the statue of Madonna made of wood. This sacred artifact is connected with many interesting legends. According to one version the statue was found on the coast by fishermen. This significant event took place in 1370. The beautiful statue was moved to the monastery. Since then Madonna has been considered the patroness of sailors and residents of Cagliari.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Cagliari

Cathedral of Santa Maria
Where: Piazza Palazzo, Cagliari;
Bastione San Remy
Where: Terrazza Umberto I, Cagliari;
Porta dei Leoni
Where: Via Giovanni Spano, Cagliari;
Roman Amphitheatre
Where: Viale S.Ignazio da Laconi, Cagliari; Telephone: +39 070 65 29 56; Opening hours: Apl-Oct, 09.30–13.30 weekdays, Sundays 09.30-13-30 & 15.30-17.30 (closed Mondays) Nov-Feb, 09.30–13.30 (closed Mondays);
Orto Botanico
Where: Viale Fra Ignazio 13, Cagliari; Telephone: +39 070 675 35 22;
The Castello
San Saturnino
Where: Piazza San Cosimo, Cagliari;
Torre dell’Elefante
Where: Via Università, Cagliari;
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Cagliari
♥   Basilica Sant’Elena Imperatrice, Quartu S. Elena, 6.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale San Pantaleo, Dolianova, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ex cattedrale S. Maria di Montserrat, Tratalias Vecchia, 48.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Chiara d’Assisi, Iglesias, 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Antioco Martire, Sant’Antioco, 59.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Ss. Pietro e Paolo, Ales, 66.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Pietro Apostolo, Terralba, 69.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Iconic cultural sights of Italy

Italy is a country with an amazingly rich history and culture. Its capital, Rome, was founded in the 8th century BC, and for millennia its history was shrouded in legends, myths and great historical achievements. On the territory of the city there are monuments of history and architecture. One of the most recognizable is the Roman Coliseum, built in the 1st century. The Coliseum served as an amphitheater, where gladiators fought and other amusements of the ancient Romans were held. It accommodated more than 50 thousand people. Another unique construction is the Roman Forum, consisting of a complex of buildings. In the days of Ancient Rome, it was the center of the cultural, spiritual, political and economic life of the empire. It includes the temples of Saturn, Venus and Roma, Vesta, Caesar, Concordia, several arches, basilicas. … Open
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