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Torre dell'Elefante


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Viewpoint in the tower of the elephant

The climb to the tower of the elephant is one of the best, if not the best, ways to experience Cagliari. You can't get the 360 ​​degree view of the city from anywhere else, not even from its twin tower of St. Pancrazio because only a third of that tower is accessible. The view is spectacular, and if you are lucky enough to enjoy it alone as we did for a while, it will be one of your best memories of this medieval city. Visiting hours in summer are between 9:00am and 1:00pm and from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. In winter they are only open until 5:00pm. They are closed Mondays. The entrance fee is 4 €.
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The elephant's tower

The Pisan style Elephant tower, designed by the architect Giovanni Capula, was begun in the early fourteenth century and completed in 1307. It is one of the entrances to the Castello district and features four floors on wooden Pisan lofts. On the south facade, a few meters from the ground, is the elephant sculpture. Next to the entrance, there is a plaque in memory of the architect Giovanni Capula, which reads "never in his work was he found to be incapable". During the second half of the nineteenth century this tower was used as a prison.
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Magnificent views over the city

Built in the 13th century, the Elephant Tower is one of the most famous medieval towers of Cagliari and the second in terms of height! You can’t miss it if you go walking through Castello near the Church of San Giuseppe. The tower has absolutely magnificent views over the city.
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The main gate of the district casteddu

The Tower of the Elephant is one of the three towers of Cagliari, which were built to protect the district Casteddu (Castle), in addition to being the main door to enter. The tower, 31 meters high on one side and 42 on the way to New Way was built in 1307 with a typical white limestone quarries Bonaria. The part of the tower is open on the side of the castle is built of wood and instead you see the four floors from the street below. You can also climb and enjoy an exceptional panorama. Absolutely recommended!

La porta principale del quartiere casteddu

La Torre dell'Elefante è una delle tre torri di Cagliari che furono costruite a protezione del quartiere di Casteddu (Castello), oltre ad essere la porta principale per entrarvi. La Torre, alta 31 metri da un lato e 42 sul lato di via Cammino Nuovo, fu costruita nel 1307 con un calcare bianco tipico delle cave di Bonaria. La parte della Torre aperta sul versante del Castello è invece costruita in legno e si vedono i quattro piani dalla strada sottostante. Si può anche salirvi e godere di un panorama eccezionale. Assolutamente consigliata!
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This medieval tower is one of the most famous buildings of Cagliari. Nice nice what is said is not, but s is one of the most representative buildings of the city. In fact, if you climb to the top of the tower wins points because it is where you have best views of the city. The tower is medieval, 1307, and is 31 meters high.


Esta torre medieval es una de los edificios más famosos de Cagliari. Bonito, lo que se dice bonito, no es, pero sí que es uno de los edificios más representativos de la ciudad.
De hecho, si subes a lo alto la torre gana puntos ya que es donde se tienen mejores vistas de toda la ciudad.
La torre es medieval, de 1307, y tiene 31 metros de altura.
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