Top Choice Cathedral in Oristano

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

Lording it over Oristano’s skyline, the Duomo's onion-domed bell tower is one of the few remaining elements of the original 14th-century cathedral, itself a reworking of an earlier church damaged by fire in the late…
Top Choice Piazza in Oristano

Piazza Eleonora d’Arborea

Oristano’s elegant outdoor salon sits at the southern end of pedestrianised Corso Umberto I. An impressive, rectangular space, it comes to life on summer evenings when townsfolk congregate and children blast footbal…
Museum in Oristano

Museo Antiquarium Arborense

Oristano’s principal museum boasts one of the island’s major archaeological collections, with prehistoric artefacts from the Sinis Peninsula and finds from Carthaginian and Roman Tharros. There's also a small collec…
Church in Oristano

Chiesa di San Francesco

The 14th-century Crocifisso di Nicodemo, considered one of Sardinia’s most precious carvings, is the highlight of this 19th-century neoclassical church designed by Cagliari architect Gaetano Cima. Also take a look a…
Gallery in Oristano

Pinacoteca Carlo Contini & Centro di Documentazione Sulla Sartiglia

Oristano's municipal art gallery has a small but interesting collection of Sardinian paintings. Look out for various depictions of the Mamuthones, the sinister costumed characters that feature in many Sardinian carn…
Tower in Oristano

Torre di Portixedda

This tower, just to the east off Via Giuseppe Mazzini, was part of the city's medieval walls, most of which were pulled down in the 19th century. It's now used to stage temporary exhibitions.
Historic Building in Oristano

Municipio (Town Hall)

Oristano's Town Hall overlooks the elegant focal square, Piazza Eleonora d'Arborea.
Statue in Oristano

Statue of Eleonora

Piazza Eleonora d'Arborea became the city's central square through 19th-century urban reforms. Today it is a quiet spot where you can sit beneath the benign gaze of Queen Eleonora's Statue. She holds the ground-brea…
Tower in Oristano

Torre di Mariano II

Little survives of the medieval walled town except for this 13th-century tower. Known also as the Torre di Cristoforo, it was the town’s northern gate and an important part of the city’s defences. The bell was added…