Basilica di Saccargia

Codrongianos, Italy

The Basilica della Santissima Trinità di Saccargia is a church in the comune of Codrongianos, northern Sardinia. It is the most important Romanesque site in the island. The construction is entirely in local stone (black basalt and white limestone), with a typical appearance of Tuscan Romanesque style.

The church was finished in 1116 over the ruins of a pre-existing monastery, and consecrated on October 5 of the same year. Its construction was ordered by the giudice (judge) of Torres. It was entrusted to Camaldolese monks who here founded an abbey. It was later enlarged in Pisane style, including the addition of the tall bell tower. The portico on the façade is also probably a late addition, and is attributed to workers from Lucca.

The church was abandoned in the 16th century, until it was restored and reopened in the early 20th century.

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Founded: 1116
Category: Religious sites in Italy

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Antonio Meloni (7 months ago)
Iconic Church in Sardinia, we visited in October 23 everyone was impressed by this structure niceand interesting interior, and beside a nice bar / Restaurant for refreshing drink after the visit
Benny Geypens (9 months ago)
Weird, this church next to the road, with hardly anything else around. No village or town, no preserved abbey buildings. It is quite beautiful on the outside and special on the inside. As if time has not affected it, it has preserved the early romanesque architectural style. It's an easy and nice enough stop if you're in the neighbourhood. Entrance fee 3€.
Natália (9 months ago)
Beautiful place ;-)) There’s restaurant nearby ;/))
Michael Nowak (2 years ago)
We visited this place on the route from San Teodoro to Alghero and I must admit that it was worth it. It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments on the island. The structure is entirely made of local stone, with a typical Tuscan Romanesque appearance. Visiting for a small fee inside is possible from April to the end of October. Inside of the church is a small souvenir shop, and a cafe near the parking where we can drink coffee and eat a croissant.
Gergely Nagy (2 years ago)
Absolutely spectacular building, a really must see place!
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