Basilica di San Saturnino
Basilica di San Saturnino
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia34,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The Basilica of San Saturnino is the oldest in Cagliari. It was founded in the VI century on the supposed site of the martyrdom of San Saturnino, the profile saint of Cagliari. However, looking at the church from the front side, I experienced cognitive dissonance. Quite a modern church with a nice glazed facade. The riddle is simple. The oldest parts of the church are not at the entrance - these are the side aisles and the apse. The presence of the new part is probably explained by the hit of Allied bombs during the Second World War. Catholic sanctity did not protect against "Liberators" and "Flying Fortresses". Around the basilica there is an old necropolis on which archaeological excavations are still being conducted. Look inside nothing but a few photos.
Written 8 April 2022
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Basilica di San Saturnino is a church built over the top of an ancient necropolis. You can see more excavations along the outside of the current church building. An unusual building and the history is explained on site. We were able to get inside to take a good look.
Very interesting site. We walked here from the centre city and continued on to the cemetery and cathedral at Bonaria from here.
Written 22 October 2019
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This lovely paleochristian church even hosts the catacombs. With a very peculiar style, it is nowadays open.
Written 18 July 2022
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Honisoiquimalypense
Derby, UK1,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This basilica is in fact all that remains of a formerly larger edifice that was mostly taken apart to build the Cathedral! All that remain standing is the main altar area and the cupola. There has been a lot of restoration as seen by the block numbers in the roof.
On each side of the main building you can access covered area when you can see the foundations and early archeology of the building (walls and graves). It is interesting to know that there has been a building on this site continuously since the 4th century.
This is worth a visit!
Written 12 May 2019
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Eleanor M
Benalla, Australia353 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
You cannot get near this place so there is nothing to see. It is obviously an ancient ruin but the gates are rarely opened. Also too many smelly cats.
Written 7 October 2016
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carolineenwillem
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands788 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
Basilica di San Saturnino has cice views from the outside, but we found it closed. Located just outside the historic centre of Cagliari.
Written 27 April 2016
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Boris
Miami, FL42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I've got for free an amusing concert in a true medieval location
Written 2 February 2012
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