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Torre di Sulis


Dominating Piazza Sulis, this landmark tower was originally known as the Torre de l'Esperó Reial or Torre dello Sperone (Tower of the Royal Spur). Its current name is a reference to Vincenzo Sulis, a 19th-century Sardinian revolutionary who spent 22 years imprisoned within its 6m-thick walls.

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1. Museo del Corallo

0.07 MILES

Housed in a Liberty-style villa, this small museum is dedicated to Alghero's coral trade. Information panels and exhibits, which include works of coral…

2. Chiesa di San Michele

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On Via Carlo Alberto, the carrer major of the medieval town, the 17th-century Chiesa di San Michele is best known for its maiolica-tiled dome. The present…

3. Torre di San Giovanni

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This impressive 16th-century tower is now used to stage temporary exhibitions. A squat, thick-set structure, it has a circumference of 60m and walls 4.3m…

5. Torre di San Giacomo

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Rising directly from the seashore, the octagonal Tower of St James stands on the corner of the Bastioni Cristoforo Colombo and Bastioni Marco Polo.

6. Chiesa di San Francesco

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Alghero's finest church is a model of architectural harmony. Originally built to a Catalan Gothic design in the 14th century, it was later given a…

7. Torre Porta a Terra

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Near the Giardini Pubblici, the 14th-century Torre Porta a Terra is all that remains of Porta a Terra, one of the two main gates into the medieval city. A…

8. Sea Walls


Alghero's golden sea walls, built around the centro storico by the Aragonese in the 16th century, are a highlight of the town's historic cityscape…