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Former Convent of the Capuchin Friars

What to see in Masullas, Oristano, Sardinia


ecclesiastical structure of great value is the former convent of the Capuchin Friars of Masullas, in Sardinia. Built in the XVII century, in those same years was used as a lazaretto in occasion of the strong plague epidemic. Today the building houses the GeoMuseo MonteArci.

Inside the cloister there is a tank of cylindrical shape, with a capacity of nearly 300,000 liters of water, used in the past as a vital resource for the country, in periods of great drought. Today the structure is used as a museum of minerals.

The cloister, reachable from the outside after a few meters, is flanked by a good part from a short corridor covered that on the left directs toward the library and on the right toward small compartments with a staircase that leads to the upper floor. The monastery, also known as "Conventino", is composed of a single nave and some chapels on the right side.

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