Chiesa di San Francesco
Of more interest than the interior of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria is its striking campanile (bell tower). Accessible through a Gothic...
A cosy drinking den beneath stone vaults in the centro storico (historic centre). It gets busy at weekends and stages occasional live...
In recent years this elegant restaurant has become a point of reference for creative, modern cuisine in Alghero, and in 2010, it was...
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Chiesa di San Francesco information
Alghero's finest church is a model of architectural harmony. Originally built to a Catalan Gothic design in the 14th century, it was later given a Renaissance facelift after it partially collapsed in 1593. Inside, interest is focused on the 18th-century polychrome marble altar and a strange 17th-century wooden sculpture of a haggard Christ tied to a column. Through the sacristy you can enter a beautiful 14th-century cloister, whose 22 columns connect a series of round arches.
The buttery sandstone used in the arcades and columns lends the cloister a special warmth, which makes it a wonderful setting for summer concerts.