San Giovanni del Sinis (OR) - Contus Antigus

San Giovanni del Sinis (OR)

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San Giovanni di Sinis è una frazione di Cabras. Si trova in Sardegna, nella parte meridionale della penisola del Sinis, lungo la strada che conduce all’antica città di Tharros e più a sud a capo San Marco.
San Giovanni di Sinis è stato per lungo tempo un piccolo borgo di pescatori, solo recentemente, grazie all’impulso turistico della zona, ha avuto un certo sviluppo nell’edilizia.
Dal punto di vista turistico i luoghi di interesse sono due:
la lunga spiaggia sabbiosa che si estende per circa 2 km fra Funtana Meiga e Tharros;
la chiesa paleocristiana di San Giovanni in Sinis.

Cabras (Sardinian: Crabas) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Oristano in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 90 km northwest of Cagliari and about 6 km northwest of Oristano.
Cabras borders the following municipalities: Nurachi, Oristano, Riola Sardo. It is home to several churches (parish church, in Baroque style, and church of the Holy Spirit, dating to 1601 with two Gothic aisles), and to the Phoenician archaeological site of Tharros.
The municipal territory includes several beaches in the Sinis peninsula and on the Gulf of Oristano.

Cabras appeared in the 11th century, when the town of Tharros was abandoned due to raids from North African pirates. The inhabitants first settled near the castle, scant remains of which can be seen near the parish church.
Under the Giudicato of Arborea it had a some importance as the court of the giudice (duke) was held in its castle. After the fall of the giudicato, it was ruled by several feudal lords. In the 19th century it was included in the province of Oristano, until being annexed in 1859 to the province of Cagliari. Cabras returned to Oristano in 1974.

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