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With a Medieval city center, a beautiful marina, lovely sandy beaches with activities such as kitesurfing and plenty of historical sights to visit, a trip to Alghero will never be boring.

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.

AddressPiazza Duomo

Campanile

Climb the tall octagonal bell tower behind the Cathedral for breath-taking views, especially at sunset.

AddressVia Principe Umberto

Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art

The former Rosario church, next to the Cathedral, is the ideal setting for an array of priceless religious art

AddressVia Maiorca, 1, Rosario Church, Alghero
Phone+39 079 973 3041

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.

AddressPiazza Porta Terra

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.

AddressVia Carlo Alberto

Piazza Civica

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.

AddressPiazza Civica, Alghero

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!

AddressGrotta Di Nettuno, Alghero
Phone+39 333 6196 855
Webwww.grottedinettuno.it

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.

AddressNuraghe Di Palmavera, Alghero
More InfoOn the road to Porto Conte, about 10km from Alghero

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.

Opening hoursOpen all year round

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.

AddressStintino

Bosa

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.

AddressBosa

Castelsardo

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.

AddressCastelsardo

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.

AddressArenosu 29, 07041 Alghero
Phone+39 329 2528 891
Webwww.margallo.it

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.

AddressLoc Le Bombarde, 07041 Alghero
Phone+39 079 930 338

Le Bombarde

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.

AddressRiviera del Corallo, Alghero
Phone+39 333 712 8285
Webwww.lebombarde.com