A walk through
history
 
  The Churches  
     
     
 
     

Sardara not only preserves a good portion of the common nuragic and medieval inheritance of the Medio Campidano, but also keeps its old architectural features in good condition:
The visitors may go for a walk and visit the antique coble-stone alleys between the old houses of the town, called “Case Campidanesi”.

The old houses are made of stone and “Ladiri” – straw and clay bricks – and also characterized by their old portals and artistic archs.

The archs’ keystones of the old houses show the ancient coats of arms or the emblems of the owners’ trades.
The historical houses of Sardara show several ethnographic collections, which illustrate the features of rustic life.
For further informations:
Archaeological Museum and Villa Abbas Cooperative’s Bureau

 

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Sant'Anastasia
The Sanctuary assumes a great historical and architectural importance because of its features and its position in the old part of Sardara.
The church has a sail-steeple with two lights. In its front are old indented cornices and a typical mediterranean bas-relief called “Protome Taurina”.
The precious objects found near the church – gemotric pottery, a bronze small ship and some pieces of a nacklace – date the place between IX c. and VIII c. B.C.

 

san gregorioSan Gregorio
The church of San Gregorio (1300-1325) is considered representative of the sardinian amalgam of Romanesque and Gothic Style.
On the one hand the Gothic Style finds its expression in the small archs, in the rose window and in the mullioned window of the apse, on the other Romanesque Style is expressed by the line of the front and by the
blind-Loggia.
The church, built of white calcareous “Bella Pietra” and grey stones, has a front halved by two gothic polystyle pilasters, which support two archs with shaped cornices.
The doorway, framed by a gothic arch with three long nerves, has a simple architrave, which is also overcome by a gothic rose window.
The top of the building is decorated by the blind-Loggia – five archs with bent frames, which are supported by four square columns.
The blind-Loggia’s archs are covered by the eaves of the building.
The pediment is adorned by eleven archs, which follow the slope of the roof. At the top of the roof there is the small sail-steeple.
The building has a nave, covered by a truss-roof, and a semicircular apse lighted up by the graceful gothic mullioned window.
The church of San Gregorio is a typical building of the transitional period between Romanesque and Gothic in Sardinia.

 

The main church of Beata Vergine Assunta
The church, dating back to XVII c. rises at the top of a scenographic staircase with its square steeple and its simple front, which is adorned by a small rose window and a statue.
The building is covered by a Gothic roof furnished with archs.It show to the visitors the antique statue of San Bartolomeo – XVII c. – and the valuable pipe-organ – 1758.

 

sant'AntonioSant'Antonio
The building - dating from the late XVII c. - was the private chapel of the noble Orrù family.
It has a precious ligneous altar, whose upper side was carved and ornated by the famous spanish artist Medinas.
In the three altar’s niches are placed the statues of San Francesco, Sant’antonio and the statue of the “Madonna della Difesa”, which testifies to the great diffusion of Marian Cult.