Alghero - Do & See
Cathedral of Santa Maria
The 16th-century Duomo is mainly Catalan-Gothic and Renaissance, although you wouldn’t guess that from its Doric-columned frontage. Inside are peach-coloured walls, 18th-century chapels, and impressive Baroque marble balustrades before the statue-filled high altar.
Climb the tall octagonal bell tower behind the Cathedral for breath-taking views, especially at sunset.
Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art
The former Rosario church, next to the Cathedral, is the ideal setting for an array of priceless religious art
Torre di Porta Terra
The tower – the remains of the main land gate entrance into the old city – houses a bookshop on the ground floor. Upstairs, touch screens provide a virtual journey through Alghero’s history, and a top floor terrace offers panoramic city and harbour views.
Chiesa di San Francesco
Enchanting, restored 14th-century church, a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and late Renaissance, with a tranquil cloister where summer concerts are held.
Walk through the Port a Mare (Sea Gate) from the harbour and you’re into this busy oblong piazza overseen by the grand, late-medieval Catalan façade of the Palazzo d’Albis.
Grotta di Nettuno
Tour boats leave the harbour for Capo Caccia and the amazing Neptune caves, with 20m-long stalagmite and stalactite formations decorating a cave lake. Alternatively, take the bus to Capo Caccia and negotiate the steep and dramatic 656 steps down to the caves, then climb back up again!
Nuraghe di Palmavera
The ruins of a nuraghe (stone tower) village dating from 1500 BC, with a central limestone tower and remnants of circular dwellings.
Anghelu Ruju Necropolis
This necropolis from pre-nuragic time is located 9 km from the town of Alghero. 36 tombs decorated with bull's heads can be visited here.
La Pelosa Beach
La Pelosa Beach in the fishing village of Stintino is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean, maybe the most beautiful of them all, so while you're on Sardinia you shouldn't miss this pearl. Located about an hour from Alghero so pack a picnic and let this be a day-trip.
Bosa is a romantic small town on the west coast of Sardinia about one hour from Alghero. Stroll in the narrow streets among the pastel coloured houses. On one side of the town you will find a majestic beach and on the other side a river. Take the road along the sea from Alghero and just the ride between the two cities will be memorable.
Except watching the famous Elephant Rock, enjoy the delicacies of this Medieval town. In the winter you shouldn't miss the spaghetti with sea urchin and in the summer time lobster is the dish to order. Castelsardo is located about 70 km north of Alghero.
Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri
On the 18 hectares of Azienda Agricola Leda' d'Ittiri grapes and olives are grown. The landlady are more than happy to take guests around the estate to show the plants and then give them the possibility to try the wines and the olives.
Le Ragnatele Adventure Park
This outdoor adventure park is a fun visit for both adults and children. With a total control of security you will get the chance to transfer yourself between hanging platforms in the trees. Steel cables, Tibetan bridges , cable cars, ropes and ladders will test your courage.
Just a short bike ride from Alghero you find this beach with all amenities such as roilets, restaurants, sunbeds for rent and plenty of sport activities. You can easily spend a sunny day here.