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  • 1 Terrazza Umberto I Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v.le Regina-Elena 13 I - 09124 Cagliari

    The Terrazza Umberto I offers exceptional views of the town and the Gulf of Angels. You reach it via the grand stairs of the Bastione di St Remy, completed in 1902, which incorporates the former bastions built by the Spanish in the second half of the..

  • 2 Basilica di San Saturno (or Saturnino) Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za San-Cosimo I - 09124 Cagliari

    The basilica dates from the 6C, making it the region's first example of early Christian architecture. It was built on the site of the Martyrium of Saturno, who was an inhabitant of Cagliari, and the central body of the original edifice remains: four ..

  • 3 Santuario and Basilica di Nostra Signora di Bonaria Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za Bonaria I - 09124 Cagliari

    The Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, patron saint of seafarers, is one of the symbolic spots of Cagliari. At the top of a staircase, the former sanctuary (1324-1326, reworked in the 16C) stands next to a pre-Roman and Roman necropolis. Don't miss the..

  • 4 Cattedrale di Santa Maria Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P.za Palazzo 4 I - 09100 Cagliari

    The cathedral was built in the 13C and substantially reworked between the 17C and the first half of the 20C. In its current incarnation the cathedral is a veritable palimpsest of styles. Take a look at the two pulpits depicting scenes from the life o..

  • 5 Via Cammino Nuevo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Cammino Nuovo I - 09124 Cagliari

    In spite of its name, meaning "new path", Via Cammino Nuovo (now pedestrianised) still has its original cobbles and still follows the same course. The western bastions, or Bastioni di Santa Croce, were built as of 1568 based on plans by Roc..

  • 6 Via Azuni Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Domenico-Alberto-Azuni I - 09124 Cagliari

    This historic street, which forms the base of the trapeze-shaped old quarter, was famed for its horse races, which were held as late as the last century. Rows of small buildings and charming, colourful little houses are typical of the area. At the st..

  • 7 Museo Archeologico Nazionale Interesting

    Museums and art

    P.za dell'Arsenale 1 I - 09124 Cagliari

    The National Archaeological Museum housed in the Citadel presents the island's most comprehensive educational exhibition on Sardinian civilisation. Material unearthed during digs traces the main periods that marked the prehistory and history of the i..

  • 8 San Domenico Convent Interesting

    Religious buildings

    P.za San-Domenico I - 09124 Cagliari

    The San Domenico convent complex, built in the 13C to house Sardinia's first Dominican community, is a highly successful example of Aragonese Gothic architecture in Cagliari. Although the exterior had to be rebuilt in 1950 after the bombing of 1943, ..

  • 9 Il Golfo di Cagliari Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    I - 09124 Cagliari

    Starting with the beaches of Poetto and de Quartu Sant'Elena, the route offers lovely views of the coastline and the sea. From the Is Mortorius headland, the view takes in the whole of the Gulf of Cagliari against the backdrop of the Sulcis Mountains..

  • 10 Torre dell'Elefante Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    v. Santa-Croce - angle v. Università I - 09100 Cagliari

    This 30-m high defensive tower was built out of blocks of white limestone. Constructed two years after the Torre di San Pancrazio, it has the same layout and form, both with three walls closed to the exterior, the interior side being open. The tower,..

  • 11 Cittadella dei Musei Interesting

    Museums and art

    I - 09124 Cagliari

    This modern "citadel", the cultural heart of the town, groups together the Archaeological Museum, Art Gallery, Department of Archaeological Sciences and History of Art, the University of Cagliari's School of Sardinian Studies, the Regional ..

  • 12 Anfiteatro Romano

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v.le Buon-Camino I - 09100 Cagliari

    This is the largest Roman building in Sardinia.

  • 13 Jardin botanique

    Nature and gardens

    v. Sant'Ignazio-da-Laconi 13 I - 09100 Cagliari

    This beautiful botanical garden contains Mediterranean and tropical vegetation.

  • 14 Cagliari-Muravera by the interior road

    Nature and gardens

    I - 09030 Cagliari

    From Cagliari you can reach Muravera by cutting across the island via the Arcu e Tidu Pass, which stands at an altitude of 426m and is approximately 85km long with a detour via Burcei. It is the highest village in the province and renowned for its re..

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