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Tempio Pausania

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Tempio Pausania

Tempio Pausania     () is a town of about 14,000 inhabitants in the Gallura region of northern Sardinia, Italy, the administrative capital (together with Olbia) of the province of Olbia-Tempio.


  • History 1
  • Main sights 2
  • Transport 3
  • See also 4


Town Hall in Piazza Gallura

Cultural and delegated administrative centre of the Gallura sub-region, Tempio has an ancient history. Typical granite-stone architecture of the historical centre presents many similarities with southern Corsican towns.

Main sights

  • Historical centre of the town, built in grey granite blocks (mainly 18th century); particularly Corso Matteotti, via Roma (Carrera Longa, Lu Runzatu, Lu Pultali), Piazza d'Italia (Piazza di l'Ara), Parco delle Rimembranze, Fonte Nuova (Funtana Noa) and Parco di San Lorenzo, via Mannu (ex via dei Nobili or dei Cavalieri);
  • Nuraghe Maiori (Naracu Maiori);
  • Nuraghe Polcu (Naracu Polcu);
  • Ruins of Palace of Giudice Nino Visconti di Gallura (1200);
  • San Pietro (Santu Petru) Cathedral;
  • Santa Croce Church;
  • Oratorio del Rosario (13th–14th century);
  • Palazzo Villamarina-Pes (17th century);
Saint Peter Cathedral
  • Palazzo degli Scolopi, (17th century), actually Provincial offices;
  • Purgatorio (Lu Pulgatoriu) Church (17th century);
  • Prison "La Rotonda" (1845);
  • Town Hall (1882);
  • Carmine Theatre (1928–29);
  • Railway Station (1930–33);
  • Francesco Fadda former Military Settlement (20th century), actually municipal offices;
  • "Vecchio Caseggiato" Primary Schools;
  • San Giuseppe Church (1950–98);
  • Fonti di Rinagghju;
  • Monte Limbara, elevation 1,359 metres (4,459 ft), 16 kilometres (10 mi) south of the town.


Tempio Pausania has national roads with Sassari (SS 672), Olbia (SS127) and Palau (SS133). Railway station.

See also

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