Church of Saint Chiara

Church of Saint Chiara

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Opening hours:

The church can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 11:45am.

Closed on Thursday, 6 January 2022.

It's a monumental church located in Salita Saint Chiara, nearby piazza Yenne. Dating back to 1690, it has the interior in the Baroque style with a nave and lateral chapels.
Church of Saint Chiara

The church is located over Saint Chiara's hill, close to Piazza Yenne.

Originally dedicated to St. Margaret, as attested by the architectural structure and the inscription "S. MARGARET V.M. 1690 "placed outside, on the lintel of the lateral door, it was founded together with the Convent of the Nuns of St. Clare, which was built at the beginning of fourteenth century in the western slopes of Castello's hill to accommodate the Poor Clare Nuns who remained there until the nineteenth century.

The building presents a decorative baroque style in the pilasters that surround the chapels ,on the capitals and in the frieze above.

During the bombings in 1943, the structures of the monastery were damaged so much that it was shot down. Some ruins are still visible from the point where it was recently placed an elevator that leads to Castello district. However, a great part of the area was re-used in 1957, for the opening of the local market which still exists.

The housing and care of the monument are entrusted to Society of St. Anne, which is located in via Cammino Nuovo n° 9 in Cagliari

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