Duomo

sights / Religious

Duomo information

Sassari , Italy
Address
Street Piazza Duomo
Opening hours
8.30am-noon & 4-7pm Mon-Sat, 8.30-11.30am & 5-6.45pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Sassari’s Duomo, also known as the Cattedrale di San Nicola, dazzles with its 18th-century baroque facade, a giddy free-for-all of statues, reliefs, friezes and busts. It's all a front, though, because inside the cathedral reverts to its true Gothic character. The facade masks a late 15th-century Catalan Gothic body, which was itself built over an earlier Romanesque church. Little remains of this except for the 13th-century bell tower.

Of note inside are the frescoes in the left transept and the Gothic fresco in the second chapel on the right. Also in this chapel is a fine painting of the Martirio dei SS Cosma e Damiano (Martyrdom of Saints Cosimo and Damien).