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Crypt of Sant'Efisio

Crypt of Sant'Efisio

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Temporarily closed for restoration works.

The crypt of Sant'Efisio is among the most important religious destinations in town. According to tradition, it is considered the place of imprisonment of the martyr Efisio, revered with celebrations by the inhabitants of Cagliari, every 1st of May.
Crypt of Sant'Efisio

The crypt of Sant'Efisio is located beneath the same name church, in a cave about nine meters deep, where according to tradition, the martyr Efisio was imprisoned before being beheaded in 303 AD. Here, can be admired an altar decorated with glazed ceramics from the 17th century and the so-called stoning column. The small cave is a place of great worship by the inhabitants of Cagliari, who celebrate the saint every 1st of May, when the statue is solemnly brought in procession to Nora.

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