Chiesa di Nostra Signora di Castro, Oschiri

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  • This precious gem is not so distant from Oschiri. So have a look to one of the oldest churches of these surroundings. Try to visit the interiors, Ask Mario the friendliest Guardian to speak about his....  more »
  • If we thought Sant’Antioco di Bisarcio was perfect, it seemed pointless to go on to this less ambitious church. But, sitting on an isolated rise east of Oschiri, it has a rare charm, not the least...  more »
  • Passage to Oschiri (SS). Church of Our Lady of Castro ***** Just outside the village of Oschiri, the Church of Our Lady of Castro stands on the valley of the Coghinas Lake. Its silhouette, a reddish and brown stone dress, is already noticeable before arriving. Under its walls, the Silent Valley and yellowed by the hay, is stained by the green foliage of cork. Iron gates barred, a slight slope guides you within the holy place. Inside, a large green patio, with a big tree in the middle and a small man. > Him, an elm, the other Manlio, the caretaker. Behind the fronds that projecting a fresh and overwhelming shadow, the small church, an extraordinarily intact work, a gate of the time of the oldest Sardinia, the Roman one. Beautiful, complete. The statue of Our Lady on the inside is carried in procession by the faithful of Oschiri on the Monday of the angel. The mystical tale of man continues with the discovery, in that valley, of a mysterious woman, who was caught dead and led in that church and tombs scattered beyond the walls. His story is a collection of anecdotes of wayfarers, occasional tourists, revellers and solitary meditators, and then comes up with the history of the Old Elm. "One day away, I cannot tell you when, a storm, violent and dark, broke down in the valley. The hill, guarding the pass of Oschiri, suffered the fierce attack of lightning bolts. Lucky the wind bent over the winds because only one plant paid the fury of the nature of that day. A spear of fire tore the sky and broke that lonely elm. Destroyed, burnt, wounded, seemed to everyone dead, except Manlio, who opposed all and everything to prevent the removal of wood. Leave him, he said, he will grow back. It is a strong elm and with good roots, leave it. And so it was. " Today by Manlio I have learned that nature fights itself, undoes and creates at will, man can never rise above it. Text and photos by © Antonello Porchedda (Any reference to people, facts and things, is purely coincidental)
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  • Found by chance the sign indicating the shrine, intrigued us and we made a stop. Free entry, an oase of peace, lovely garden and cloister, and very friendly staff. Breathtaking. Very recommended.
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