Parrocchia Cattedrale dell’Immacolata Concezione

Not to be confused with the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Cagliari, this is located in the port town of Alghero and is one of the largest churches on the island. It was built in the 1500s by the Spanish ruler, Ferdinand I, who reigned here at the time; for this reason it is in the Gothic-Catalan style, although the facade was rebuilt in the 1800s according to neoclassical canons. 

On either side of the staircase leading to the pulpit are the same lions that guard the one in Cagliari's cathedral of the same name. Those who take the time to visit Alghero, from sea or land, are thanked by the church's magnificent bell tower adorned with majolica tiles of various colors.

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