Stella Maris Church
On a small promontory overlooking the Gulf of Porto Cervo, stands the Stella Maris church. The church, with sinuous and irregular shapes and very white color, seems to embrace all those who come to the city from the sea.
The church of Stella Maris is not only famous for its wonderful location! In fact, there are priceless art treasures inside. Once you enter and follow the right aisle, you can admire a beautiful painting dating back to the sixteenth century, set in the wall. This is the "Mater Dolorosa" painted by El Greco, a pupil of Titian. Are you wondering how it got there? The story is truly unique. The painting belonged to a rich baroness who, once she heard about the inauguration of the church by the press, told Prince Aga Khan that she wanted to donate the painting. After various bureaucratic problems, the painting arrived at the church of Stella Maris directly on the prince's private plane.
The picture of the Mater Dolorosa is certainly the most important work of the church but it is not the only one. Inside, in fact, there is a wonderful 18th century crucifix and a pipe organ from the end of the 17th century.