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A piece of spain in italy

Alghero (o L'Alguer, as the locals call it), is a city that traces its origins back to the Spanish conquest, a fact which noticeable in the local dialect. The city is located on the west coast of Sardinia and rests above the sea upon a beautiful city wall. The most enchanting part about Alghero is that it still retains its medieval character even after all these years. When you visit, you feel at home. As you walk among the red and yellow buildings, you can chat and speak with the people as if they were family. It’s like being in a small village!

Make sure to visit the Caramelle dei Pirati, a small candy shop that looks like a pirate-themed attraction park on the inside. It’s so cool! I always find an excuse to buy some little knick-knack just to enter and have a look around. Also, the Café el Blau on the top floor of the Hotel Catalonia has the best views of the entire city, any time of day.

During your trip to Alghero, I’d also suggest visiting “Le Grotte di Nuttuno,” a cave of stalactites and stalagmites near Capo Caccia which you can reach by both land and sea. I went by boat and, honestly, the ride itself was pretty calm but docking and getting off the boat was quite an adventure!

As far as hotels go, I don’t have any recommendations in particular. There are many hotels in Alghero, but I think the best is Villa Las Tronas (though it’s definitely not cheap!). So, all in all, if you’re in Sardinia, Alghero is a must!
Alba Balbastre
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Beautiful city

Alghero is a walled city located on what’s known as Rivera del Corallo in western Sardinia. This beautiful city belonged to the Spanish crown for many years and you can still see this in the dialect (it’s similar to Catalan). It’s actually quite odd to see all the street names written in Catalan! There are also several long and beautiful beaches.
Lonifasiko
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Spanish influence

One of the most striking things about Alghero is the Spanish influence can still be seen in the streets, in fact the city was conquered by the Catalans and Aragonese when it was only a small fortress port in the fourteenth century. Today a dialect of Catalan can still be heard in the streets and shops and almost all signs in the old streets are written in Italian and Catalan (or only in Catalan). Alghero's old town is worth its environment, architecture and its proximity to the sea. The terraces, the bustle of the typically Mediterranean streets and good weather most of the year are reason enough to enjoy it.
Reconquista
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Breathtaking views of capo caccia

Alghero is a fortified town in the province of Sassari and is sometimes called “Barceloneta” since the inhabitants speak Catalan. The fortified walls surrounding the old town offer an unforgettable walk along the sea and breathtaking views of Capo Caccia. If you walk to the old town for lunch, I recommend visiting a small pizzeria called Lu Furat. It’s a to-go only place, but the prices are very good. There’s an airport nearby, so you shouldn't have any problems getting to Alghero. If you can, I’d really recommend a visit.
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Ancient ramparts

Alghero is one of Sardinia’s main cities as well as the most famous and visited by international tourists. It’s located in the northwestern part of the island and is famous for its beautiful harbor and scenic ancient ramparts. They make for a really beautiful evenings walk! The vibrant nightlife attracts many young people, especially on weekends.
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Alghero

The old town of Alghero is beautiful and has many urban and architectural features in common with the medieval cities of the territories that formed a part of the Aragon Kingdom. The walls and towers where conserved and are very characteristic of the city, like their sports port which is located at the foot of the city center.
Xavier Gil Esteller
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