Things to see and do - Oristano
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P.za del Duomo
The cathedral, built entirely out of sandstone, is Romanesque up to the second level of single bay windows and Baroque above, with its red trachyte mascarons and dome with maiolica. It underwent a Baroque reconstruction between 1721 and 1733 that pro..
Museums and art
The Antiquarium Arborense gives visitors an insight into the history of the town of Tharros, where all the major pieces of the collection originate. You will see Nuragic obsidian fragments found on Monte Arci, a Phoenician apotropaic mask (meaning &q..
Architecture, castles and historic districts
The square is in fact a broad esplanade where the Torre di San Cristoforo (or "Torre di Mariano") stands. This crenelated tower formed part of the walls built in 1291. The square also marks the starting point of the Corso Umberto, the town'..
The church was rebuilt in the neo-Classical style in the 19C on a 13C Gothic edifice. It preserves the polychrome crucifix of Nicodemus, a late-15C masterpiece of the Catalan School representing Christ with impressive realism. The magnificent adjoini..