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Sardinia Oristano is a town and commune located in the Province of Oristano, in central-western of island Sardinia, Italy. Sardinia Oristano is located in the northern part of Campidano Plain, in the region said Campidano of Oristano. Established as a provincial capital, Sardinia Oristano has 32.156 residents, according to the 2010 Census. The economy of Sardinia Oristano is mainly based on fishing, agriculture, tourism and small artisan industries as tradition.
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St. Mary's Cathedral in Sardinia Oristano was rebuilt during the reign of Mariano II after being destroyed in a siege. Of the original structure of Mariano only parts of the apse and base of the campanile are left, as well as the Gothic chapel of the Rimedio, which houses some medieval sculptures. Parts of a more ancient Byzantine edifice can be seen in the court.
The Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Sardinia Oristano was built around 1200 and is currently in neo-classical style. Therewithin is the Christ of Nicodemus, a wooden sculpture believed to be the work of Valencian masters, dating back to the 14th century.
The Church of St. Dominic in Sardinia Oristano was built in 1634 at the initiative of friar Pietro Flores and financially supported by local nobleman Baldassarre Dedoni. The building is a rectangularly shaped chamber with two chapels formed in its right side wall. One of the them is dedicated to Saint Vincent and the other one to the name of Jesus. Most notably, it has a woos retable that served as the main altar and includes several niches dedicated to Saint Dominic and other Saints.
Antiquarium Arborense in Sardinia Oristano has a lot of things on display. This museum in the centre of Sardinia Oristano shows archaeological finds from prehistory, Middle Ages and Renaissance. In one of the rooms, where the finds from Tharros are shown, there is a reconstruction model of ancient Tharros, which gives you a great idea of how the city looked like in the past.