THE CHURCHES

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Santa Maria di Bonarcado

Corso Italia 09070, Bonarcado, Oristano, Sardegna, Italia

The Church

The Bonarcado complex, in the upper part of the village, comprises two of the most evocative monuments of medieval age in the whole Island. The early-medieval cruciform church is the counterpoint to the Romanesque construction consecrated in 1146-47, originally single-naved and later enlarged to three naves and a new apse. The village lies on the slopes of Montiferru, abounding in volcanic rock, used for the construction of the abbey and the shrine, both dedicated to the Virgin. Either monuments are located in a green area of the village, in proximity of a spring.

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Foundation of Santa Maria di Bonarcado

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JOURNEYS THROUGH ROMANESQUE

Romanesque itinerary in central Sardinia

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXTS

‘Inhabited centre’-type