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Basilica di San Simplicio

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Address: Via San Simplicio, 07026, Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 071 31619

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Simple and strong

I'm joining the ranks of the other reviewers to say that after endless baroque churches, I was relieved to step into a simple church without the gold and glitter. Quiet but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ann T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm joining the ranks of the other reviewers to say that after endless baroque churches, I was relieved to step into a simple church without the gold and glitter. Quiet but interesting.

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Orebro, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very simple stone church, inside, it is as austere. But visit and sit at the back when they hold a mass and you'll get a good experience of Italian Catholic traditions. They dress up so beautifully too when they go to church and those involved in the mass have traditional clothes, quite an experience! Oh, make sure not to wear... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice centrally located church. Free entry, great stone work. Worth a visit when you are in town.Is dark inside, but a nice quiet place to say a pray.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We had a day here as part of a cruise. The 2 ancient churches are the most historic buildings in the town. The Basilica is very simple and a counterpoint to the more ornate interiors one typically associates with Italy. The surrounding piazza has been subject to an archaeological dig and now has been beautifully laid out as a pleasant... More 

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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Tourists tend to fly into and from Olbia Airport but the town is worth a visit in its own right; If you can arrange things try to arrive in Olbia several hours before you need to catch your flight home so that you can spend some time looking round. This is a simple building but there a are underground tombs... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Quaint church in Olbia. No striking features outside or inside but it is very well kept, modest land well used. Charming with the stone facade and stone interior. Newly renovated plaza outside has made the surroundings more appealing.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Not in the most affluent part of town, behind the train station. Once there we were impressed, it's on old working church, set in its own plaza , information was in English , so was able to enjoy the experience . Worth a visit.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

So appropriately named. I have never been in such a simple church in which the original features stand out so clearly. It is reached by walking past the train station. Information boards outside give details about the history.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

It's a humble little church with an overkill piazza. But very historical church in the downtown. But the piazza is very new. A huge contrast between the old and the new.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Nice architecture for this old church all built of stone ... The inside is not amazing but this remain without a doubt a must see place of Olbia

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