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Places of Worship Tour of Alghero (Self Guided), Alghero

There are numerous historic churches and cathedrals in Alghero of incomparable design and beauty. Take this walking tour to admire Alghero's Old Town and its ancient places of worship.
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Places of Worship Tour of Alghero Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship Tour of Alghero
Guide Location: Italy » Alghero (See other walking tours in Alghero)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • St. Anne's Church (Chiesa di Sant'Anna)
  • Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Immacolata)
  • Polish Orthodox Church (Chiesa Ortodossa Autocefala Di Polonia Metropolia Di Varsavia)
  • St. Francis Church (Chiesa di San Francesco)
  • Our Lady of Carmine Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmen)
  • Our Lady of Mercy Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Misericordia)
  • St. Michael's Church (Chiesa di San Michele)
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Parrocchia Della Mercede)
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St. Anne's Church (Chiesa di Sant'Anna)

1) St. Anne's Church (Chiesa di Sant'Anna)

St. Anne's Church was built in 1735 and is dedicated to St. Anne. A large wooden door and two pilasters occupy the principal part of the facade. The church is an architectural monument and is not open for worship.
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Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Immacolata)

2) Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary (Cattedrale di Santa Maria Immacolata) (must see)

Alghero Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral was the seat of the Bishop of Alghero from 1503 to 1986, and since 1986 has been that of the Bishop of Alghero-Bosa. Alghero was designated as a diocesan seat in 1503 but construction work on the cathedral did not begin until the 1530's. It was not opened until 1593, and not finished and consecrated until 1730. It is the burial site of the Italian born Duke of Montferrat (1762-1799) and his brother Count of Asti (1766-1802) who died on the island having caught malaria. The church was originally in Catalan-Gothic style, as can be seen in the five chapels and ambulatory of the presbytery, which also includes the octagonal base of the bell tower. The nave and the two aisles are however in Late Renaissance style. In the 19th century a Neo-Classical narthex was added to the facade, which dramatically changed its appearance.

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Polish Orthodox Church (Chiesa Ortodossa Autocefala Di Polonia Metropolia Di Varsavia)

3) Polish Orthodox Church (Chiesa Ortodossa Autocefala Di Polonia Metropolia Di Varsavia)

The Polish Orthodox Church is the only one of its kind in Sardinia. Morning and evening services are held here. The church is located on Via Carlo Alberto. It blends in with the surrounding buildings, so you'll have to be vigilant while looking for it.
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St. Francis Church (Chiesa di San Francesco)

4) St. Francis Church (Chiesa di San Francesco) (must see)

Dating back to 1360 and rebuilt in the late 16th century, St. Francis Church is one of the greatest examples of the Gothic-Catalan style in Sardinia. Original Catalan-Gothic parts can be seen over the high altar, the presbytery chapels and the San Sacramento Chapel. The building is made of stone and is characterized by its bell tower from the first half of the 16th century. The facade is ornamented with a lintel of classic style, in which is carved the emblem of the Franciscans surrounded by angels.
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Our Lady of Carmine Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmen)

5) Our Lady of Carmine Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora del Carmen)

Our Lady of Carmine Church is located in one of the most picturesque places of historic Alghero. It was built in the 17th century. The Baroque altar and the wooden pulpit enrich the interior design of the church. The church belonged to the Carmelite Monastery, which has since been transformed into private residences.
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Our Lady of Mercy Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Misericordia)

6) Our Lady of Mercy Church (Chiesa di Nostra Signora della Misericordia)

Our Lady of Mercy Church is a Roman-Catholic church located near Piazza della Misericordia. It is a classically-designed building that has retained its unique tower bells. Although the structure is beautiful, it is in need of restoration.
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St. Michael's Church (Chiesa di San Michele)

7) St. Michael's Church (Chiesa di San Michele) (must see)

Saint Michael’s Church is one of the most important Baroque-style buildings in Sardinia. In 1503 Alghero was designated as a diocesan seat, but the church did not open until 1593. The exterior of the building is accentuated by a plinth of squared blocks. The church is recognized for its colorful and uniquely designed dome.
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Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Parrocchia Della Mercede)

8) Our Lady of Mercy Parish (Parrocchia Della Mercede)

Our Lady of Mercy Parish is located in Piazza della Mercede. The building is made of stone with large stained-glass windows gracing each side of the exterior. In the garden of the parish there is the tower bell. Parking is available here.

Walking Tours in Alghero, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Alghero

Create Your Own Walk in Alghero

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alghero is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Alghero Introduction Walk

Alghero Introduction Walk

Alghero is an attractive city overlooking the sea. This unique city sits on the island of Sardinia, at the place where the Sardinian and Catalan people united. Take this self-guided tour to admire the most stunning points of interest in Alghero.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles
Famous Palaces Tour of Alghero

Famous Palaces Tour of Alghero

The historic city of Alghero is home to some of the most significant architectural monuments in Italy. The city's palaces are beautiful examples of the culture and architectural style of centuries past. Take this tour to explore Alghero’s narrow, picturesque streets and its legendary palaces.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Shopping Tour of Alghero

Shopping Tour of Alghero

Old Town Alghero is a maze of narrow, paved streets lined with fabulous specialty shops selling art, jewelry, clothing and tasty treats. Take this tour to discover some of the most remarkable Algherian shops.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles
Daily Life Tour of Alghero

Daily Life Tour of Alghero

Alghero is a beautiful city that is a wonderful mixture of the old and modern. The gardens, markets, restaurants and beaches of Alghero are just some of the attractions that make the city colorful and full of fun. Take this tour to get a sense of a day in the life of Alghero residents.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles