Sardinia is known all over the world for its beautiful beaches, crystal clear sea, food and wine history, and its nightlife. Sardinia also has a great cultural history, however, between past and present, which is ready to welcome tourists from every continent.
Which are the best museums in Sardinia not to be missed? In this article, we will illustrate the history of our island, including archaeological sites, churches, and real museums, even in the open air.
MUSEUMS IN SARDINIA: CHURCHES AND ART IN CAGLIARI
Whatever the purpose of your trip to Sardinia, Cagliari is a destination not to be missed. Located a few kilometers from Orroli, according to legend it was founded by Aristeo, son of the God Apollo, together with the nymph Cyrene. The most ancient finds of this city can be traced back to 3000 B.C. and the history of Cagliari is imprinted in every phase within the city. The museums here focus on the various historical periods that have crossed this area and the entire island.
Here, among the most significant museums in Sardinia, we find:
- The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari. This is one of the most important museums in Sardinia, and exhibits over 4,000 objects, telling 7,000 years of history, from Prehistory to the High Middle Ages;
- The National Art Gallery of Cagliari. Part of the National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, the art gallery is evidence of the link between the island and the Iberian Peninsula. With its Retabli of Catalan-Aragonese culture, painted on a large gold background, it enchants visitors who have the opportunity to discover something unique;
- San Pancrazio Space: also part of the National Archaeological Museum, it is itself is a museum, an architectural work not to be missed, and that inside houses stone works;
- Basilica di San Saturnino: one of the main early Christian monuments of the Mediterranean. The Basilica is one of the symbols of Cagliari par excellence. A place that can itself be defined as a museum in Sardinia. We assure you it will surprise you.