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The churches

Among the streets of Mogoro you can see the church of Sant’Antioco (maybe the former town's patron), probably built in the seventeenth century and characterized by stairs in black basalt.
A few steps from the Cantina di Mogoro you can see also the small church dedicated to the Holy Virgin of the Assumption (Vergine Assunta).
The church of Santa Maria Carcaxia dates back probably to 1000, and it was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. A single nave with a bell gable and a small semicircular apse is built with white stone and basalt. The church is now completely surrounded by green vineyards and olive groves.
In Baroque Romanesque style, we find the Cathedral of San Bernardino, the Holy patron of Mogoro. The statue of Our Lady of the Rosary (Madonna del Rosario), is placed inside a niche for six months starting from the feast of All Saints (S'Inserru), while the following six months it’s exposed to the devotion of the faithful in the middle of the church.
Inside the cathedral you can also admire the Chapel of the Rosary altar (Cappella del Rosario), and a silver procession cross dating back the early '600.
Built in the early fourteenth century, the Church of the Carmine, in Romanesque-Gothic style, was part of the convent of the Carmelites who arrived in Mogoro in 1600 and left again in 1855, after the abolition of the monasteries and the transition of ecclesiastical property to the State.
Made of sandstone blocks light, it has a 'single nave and a trussed roof with wooden beams.
Around the church, there is a square stone and a garden dominated by the nearby hill where stands the Su Cunventu Nuraghe.