Torre dell'Elefante - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Torre dell'Elefante
The Elephant Tower is the second highest medieval tower in Cagliari, after the tower of San Pancrazio. The building, one of the most important monuments of the city, is located in the Castello district next to the church of San Giuseppe and can be reached from via Santa Croce, via Università, and the Cammino Nuovo. The visit to the monument allows you to admire vast views of the city and the surrounding area.
Attractions Near Torre dell'Elefante
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta e Santa Cecilia
0.18km from Torre dell'Elefante
The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and Santa Cecilia is the main place of worship in Cagliari, the mother church of the homonymous metropolitan archdiocese and the parish church of the historic Castello district. The church looks like a combination of different artistic styles and holds seven centuries of historical memories of the city of Cagliari. Built-in the thirteenth century, in Pisan Romanesque style, it was elevated to the rank of cathedral in 1258.
Bastione Saint Remy
0.27km from Torre dell'Elefante
The bastion of Saint Remy is one of the most important fortifications in Cagliari, located in the Castello district. The name derives from the first Piedmontese viceroy, Filippo-Guglielmo Pallavicini, baron of Saint Remy. At the end of the 19th century, it was monumentally transformed into a staircase, surmounted by the triumphal arch, which gives access to a covered walkway and a large panoramic terrace.
Cagliari Cruise Port
1.32km from Torre dell'Elefante
The Port of Cagliari lies on the southern shores of the island of Sardinia, a region in Italy. The capital of Sardinia, it is just over 400 kilometers southwest of Rome. It is the island’s main industrial and commercial center, and the port boasts one of the largest container terminals in the Mediterranean Sea. The port is also an important employer in the area, with more than 3,000 employees who provide services to more than 5,500 ships every year.
Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria
1.4km from Torre dell'Elefante
The Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria also known as Our Lady of Fair Winds is a Marian title associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary as Star of the Sea and patron of sailboats. In addition, it is first associated with a Roman Catholic shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary located in Cagliari, Sardinia. The Shrine is part of a complex of buildings which include the Basilica of Our Lady of Bonaria, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Bonaria and the monastery which houses the friars of the Order of the Blessed
Parco di Monte Urpinu
1.72km from Torre dell'Elefante
Monte Urpinu is an urban park of Cagliari, which is located in the homonymous district. For centuries dominated by wild nature, inhabited by animals such as foxes, hence the name Urpinu, which in Sardinian means Volpino, in the nineteenth century the owners, the Sanjust di Teulada, planted numerous Aleppo pines. Today the park extends for 350,000 m² with suggestive views over Cagliari and Campidano, the Molentargius pond, and the Poetto beach. Viale Europa runs along the ridge in all its lengt
Parco Naturale Molentargius Saline
3.08km from Torre dell'Elefante
The Molentargius-Saline regional natural park is a protected natural area of Sardinia established with regional law n. 5 of February 26, 1999. It is one of the most important wetlands in Europe. The Molentargius pond is recognized in the official lists of wetlands to be protected: it is classified as a Site of Community Importance.
Discover More Attractions in Sardinia, Home of Torre dell'Elefante
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and an autonomous region of Italy. The island attracts more than a million tourists from both Italy, from the rest of Europe, and, to a lesser degree, from the rest of the world. According to statistics, tourist arrivals in 2016 were 2.9 million people.
Location of Torre dell'Elefante
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