Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Oristano, Italy

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Number of sights 6 sights
Distance 1.1 km
Ascend 11 m
Descend 8 m

Explore Oristano in Italy with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Torre Portixedda

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The tower of Portixedda is a circular tower located at the intersection of Via Mazzini, Via Garibaldi and Via Solferino, in Oristano. The materials used for the construction of the tower are basalts, calcarenites and baked bricks. The tower has a circular plan, consisting of a base with a truncated conical section made of medium-sized blocks.

Wikipedia: Torre di Portixedda (IT)

274 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 2: Antiquarium Arborense

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The Antiquarium Arborense is the most important museum in Oristano. This preserves mainly archaeological finds from the nuraghi of the area and from the city of Tharros. It also houses important Spanish handicrafts from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

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180 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Torre di Mariano II

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Torre di Mariano II Sanna66 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Tower of Mariano II is a medieval tower located in the historic center of Oristano in Sardinia. It was erected in 1290 by the Arborense judge Mariano II, from whom it takes its name, and was one of the four entrance gates of the ancient city walls.

Wikipedia: Torre di Mariano II (IT)

267 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 4: Chiesa di San Francesco

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San Francesco is a church of Oristano located in via Sant'Antonio, in the historic center, officiated by the convent Friars Minori who reside in the adjoining convent.

Wikipedia: Chiesa di San Francesco (Oristano) (IT)

137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

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Oristano Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is the Roman Catholic cathedral of Oristano, Sardinia, Italy. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Oristano. It is built in the Baroque style, and is located in the historical centre of the city. It was initially constructed in 1195.

Wikipedia: Oristano Cathedral (EN)

261 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Chiesa del Carmine

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The church of Carmine, annexed to the former Carmelite convent, is located in the historic center of Oristano, in Via del Carmine. The small church, the most significant work of the Piedmontese architect Giuseppe Viana, is considered the highest expression of Rococo in Sardinia, "a true jewel of Rococo architecture in Italy" according to Corrado Maltese.

Wikipedia: Chiesa del Carmine (Oristano) (IT)

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