Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e Santa Cecilia

The dome of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta Cecilia shows itself from afar to those coming to Cagliari, by sea or land. Built in the 13th century, it is located in the Castello district, which was the fortified center of the city due to its elevated position. 

The cathedral has a mixed style, thanks to the different cultures that animated the city over the centuries. The Baroque left us the interior and the magnificent Shrine of the Martyrs: all covered in marble, it contains the sarcophagus of Francisco de Esquivel, Archbishop of the city during Aragonese rule. 

The facade of the church, on the other hand, was destroyed by mistake in the 1900s because it was believed to have the medieval one underneath: after 20 years it was rebuilt in its original Gothic-Romanesque style. 

It will be a great place to start your visit to Cagliari, with its artistic richness and its neighborhood.

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