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-breaking Carta di Logu and raises a finger as if she were about to launch into a political speech.

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Nearby Oristano attractions

1. 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…

2. Municipio

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Oristano's town hall overlooks the elegant focal square, Piazza Eleonora d'Arborea.

4. Chiesa di San Francesco

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The 14th-century Crocifisso di Nicodemo, considered one of Sardinia’s most precious carvings, is the highlight of this 19th-century neoclassical church…

5. Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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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…

6. Pinacoteca Carlo Contini

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Oristano's municipal art gallery has a small but interesting permanent collection of Sardinian paintings, together with rotating exhibits by local artists.

7. Torre di Mariano II

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Little survives of the medieval walled town except for a pair of towers. This 13th-century beauty, known also as the Torre di Cristoforo, was the town’s…