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“Climb the tower!”

Cattedrale di Santa Maria
Ranked #14 of 107 things to do in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

A great way to see the town from a height is to buy the ticket for the tower (you can also get a ticket to cover admission to the church of Saint Francis that's just around the corner. The church itself is very well maintained and the main altar is highly impressive , it is also a nice reprieve from the heat outside!
The main thing is to climb the tower, the guide there is also very helpful with her knowledge of the church and the town of Alghero itself. You will also hear the bell ring on the half hour and hour.

Thank Gordon H
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Although not religious we found the cathedral well worth a visit. The architecture is interesting and it is not over-ornate. There was an organ recital when we visited which was very pleasant

Thank 79Mike
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

This is probably wonderful but end of Sept 2012 was being renovated so restricted access, scaffolding etc. Hard to tell.

2  Thank dunbossin
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

Whilst scaffolding was up around the building inside was clear and accessible. The art and the history were stunning with haunting organ music in the background beautiful icons superb architecture.

1  Thank nffcrule1
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

Well worth a visit. The cathedral has been in existence since approx 1500 a.d. and is steeped in history. I was fascinated by the bemused faces of the marble lions guarding the steps to the altar. The organist was practising while we were there and it added to the Gothic atmosphere.

1  Thank Frances K
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