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Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria

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Address: Piazza Bonaria, 09125, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 070 301747
06:30 - 12:00
16:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 12:00
16:30 - 19:30

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The views from the top of the church steps is very good. Don't quite see why it has such a high rating. At least there is a nice park behind the church which is worth visiting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the top of the church steps is very good. Don't quite see why it has such a high rating. At least there is a nice park behind the church which is worth visiting. There does not seem to be much around this church to do. It's a bit out of town, but quite easy to access using... More 

Thank Meerkat_Man
Oeiras, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful and peaceful santuary ont he top of the hill. The scenery from up there is lovely, so it really deserves the visit!

Thank PeterTML
Seattle, Washington
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Basilica is average when compared with other basilicas in town. The views from here to the castello district, grave yards, and harbor are pretty good. It is easy to access from the marina via bus line 5.

1 Thank KAOSeattle
Benalla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you are interested in religion, history and art then this is a must. We were surprised at how much time we spent here. Despite what it looks like on the map, you can walk there from the railway station area quite easily.

2 Thank Eleanor M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This church is a bit out of the center. An interesting church, as far as churches go, with a long history. It's a bit of a climb up, so you have to be prepared. Good views of the city and the cemetery below.

1 Thank Alfred V
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely church and well worth a visit if you're in the area, but I wouldn't rate it as the top attraction in Cagliari. We spent about 45 mins inside, and a while longer in the grounds trying to make friends with the local cats! Amazing views of the cemetery round the back.

Thank sewingmyfish
Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Visited this church fairly early in the morning as part of our morning walk. Not many people around. The interior of the church is quite appealing and it was quite peaceful. The cemetery is next to it, and the views from the gardens of the church are nice. It is quite a walk from the old town

Thank Terry2626
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Worth the walk, the facade is beautiful! We didn't go inside. Just admire the structure and the views. Definitely worth it!

1 Thank sparkopotamus
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We loved this church! Also the interesting story behind the statue that washed up on shore. Amazing! It's worth visiting for sure! We attended Sunday mass and it was lovely. We also entered the holy door to visit the statue and it was beautiful.

Thank Michelle M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

went here because rated 1 on things to do but couldn't see why. Church is quite attractive from the outside but not inside. Walked back through the cemetery which also wasn't very appealing

3 Thank davoCanberra

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