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  • 1 Walk along the city walls Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 07041 Alghero

    Between the Torre di Sulis in the south and the Porta a Mare in the north, the ramparts afford a superb panorama over Capo Caccia and the horizon. The fully pedestrianised promenade is particularly pleasant at dusk. At the foot of the ramparts lie th..

  • 2 Neptune's Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Porto di Alghero banchina Garibaldi I - 07041 Alghero

    Discoveredin the 16C by fishermen, a 600m circuit of the cave has been open to visitors since 1954. Whatever the season, the temperature remains between 18 and 20°C. The water that penetrates the cavity forms the Lago Lamarmora, which at 100m long is..

  • 3 Cattedrale Santa Maria Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via Principe-Umberto I - 07041 Alghero

    What it lacks in stylistic unity, the cathedral makes up for in majesty and is best admired from Via Principe Umberto. A neo-Classical pronaos was added to the façade that gives onto the little Piazza del Duomo in the 19C. The oldest parts (octagonal..

  • 4 San Francesco Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    I - 07041 Alghero

    San Francesco Church was built in the 14C and, after it collapsed, was restored during the Renaissance. Two rose windows decorate the otherwise plain façade. Note the triangular bell tower (symbolising the Holy Trinity) and the little medieval court,..

  • 5 Capo Caccia Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 07041 Cáccia Capo

    The panorama over the Bay of Porto Conte is absolutely magnificent. Tramariglio, a hamlet of Alghero, used to be home to a prison, but is now entirely given over to tourism and the prison buildings have been converted into holiday homes. Cala Tramari..

  • 6 Alghero Old Town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    I - 07041 Alghero

    The fortifications encircle a network of narrow streets. The cathedral has a remarkable doorway and a campanile in the Catalan Gothic style. The 14-15C Church of San Francesco has a Gothic interior and lovely cloisters in golden-coloured tufa. The fi..

  • 7 Palmavera Nuraghe Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Località Mastrantoni I - 07041 Alghero

    The Nuraghe, halfway between the Bay of Porto Conte and Alghero Port was built between the 15C and 8C BC. Made out of blocks of limestone and sandstone, the complex is composed of a central body with two towers, a bastion and some 50 circular huts.

  • 8 Anghelu Ruju Necropolis Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    I - 07041 Alghero

    The necropolis is made up of 38 hypogea (underground tombs) dating back to the beginning of the Bronze Age, around 3 000 BC.

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