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Religious in Iglesias

Settimana Santa

In the week before Easter, Iglesias celebrates its Spanish roots and traditions in a series of dramatic religious processions. Every night between Holy Tuesday and Good Friday, white-hooded participants bear effigie…
Church in Iglesias

Chiesa di San Francesco

From Piazza del Municipio, Via Pullo leads to the dainty rose-red trachyte of the Chiesa di San Francesco. Built over a 200-year period between the 14th and 16th centuries, this small church is a wonderful example o…
Cathedral in Iglesias

Cattedrale di Santa Chiara

Dominating the eastern flank of Piazza del Municipio, the Cattedrale di Santa Chiara boasts a lovely Pisan-flavoured facade and a checkerboard stone bell tower. The church was originally built in the late 13th centu…
Old Town in Iglesias

Centro Storico

Piazza Quintino Sella, Iglesias' central square, was laid out in the 19th century in what was at the time a field outside the city walls. Just off the square, a stout tower is all that remains of the Castello Salvat…
Museum in Iglesias

Museo dell'Arte Mineraria

Just outside the historic centre, Iglesias' main museum is dedicated to the town's mining heritage. It displays up to 70 extraction machines, alongside tools and a series of thought-provoking B&W photos. But to …
Piazza in Iglesias

Piazza Quintino Sella

Iglesias' focal square, Piazza Quintino Sella was laid out in the 19th-century in what was at the time a field outside the city walls. It soon became a central meeting place and still today it throngs with people du…
Ristorante in Iglesias

Villa di Chiesa

The elegant confines of Piazza del Municipio set the stage for alfresco dining at this long-standing summer favourite. In winter, diners move inside to feast on pizza, pasta and seafood while being serenaded by loca…
Pizza in Iglesias

Pizzeria Il Quinto Moro

For a delicious pizza, search out this busy little place in the centro storico. It's decidedly no-frills with wooden tables, paper tablecloths and plastic cutlery, but the wood-fired pizzas are the business with the…
Sardinian in Iglesias

Gazebo Medioevale

A long-standing restaurant in the historic centre, Gazebo Medioevale looks the part with its exposed brick walls, stone arches and Sardinian masks. The food is fresh and authentic, with dishes ranging from cheese an…
Church in Iglesias

Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie

Originally constructed at the end of the 13th century, the modest Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie retains little of its original form. About the only surviving element is the base of the medieval facade, which is…