Ipogeo di San Salvatore

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The altar on the left; the fountain on the right

The Ipogeo di San Salvatore ( German  "Hypogeum of San Salvatore" ) is part of a small country church near Cabras in Sinis , an ancient cultural landscape with numerous relics from prehistoric times, in the province of Oristano in Sardinia . It was a well sanctuary of the nuragic culture , which the Punians and the Romans continued to use. The Romans worshiped Hercules Sotér here , who became the eponymous Christ Salvator .

San Salvatore

From the left nave of a pilgrim chapel built at the beginning of the 18th century, a steep staircase goes down into the hypogeum, which has been multi-roomed since Roman times, with its vaults carved out of the rock. A nuragic fountain, Christian altar and graffiti from the 17th century when the Hypogeum prison was preserved have been preserved.

Today the modest church from the 18th century, under which the complex, which was redesigned in early Christian times, is a place of pilgrimage . The complex is surrounded by pilgrim huts, the "Monistenes" or "Combessias", the only during the race, the barefoot ( Italian Corsa degli Scalzi ) are populated, and otherwise even as a backdrop for Italowestern served. The barefoot race in honor of Saint Salvatore takes place between the end of August and the first Sunday in September. The route runs from Cabras to San Salvatore and back.

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Coordinates: 39 ° 55 ′ 14 ″  N , 8 ° 27 ′ 7 ″  E