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Torre dell'Elefante

via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 64 attractions in Cagliari
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Niederhasli, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

You'll have to pay EUR 3 Adults or EUR 2 Students. But in my opinion it is worth it! You'll have to climb some steep latters and will be rewarded with a fantastic view over Cagliari! You can see the port / airport and old town of the City! Good place to be, not many people up there!

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Tallinn
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152 reviews 152 reviews
44 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

for us was really nice arrive there because you can't see it,I mean the elephant,if you are distracted by other interesting view around....

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not for those with a fear of heights. 3 euros to enter and a number of step wooden steps leads you to a hidden gem of a view with a full 360 panoramic of Cagliari, worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Even if you're tired after non-stop hill climbing in old Cagliari, climb this tower for the fabulous views from the top. Definitely recommended.

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York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The climb feels quite exposed, up some steep and fairly rickety steps, so vertigo might hit. The views from El Castello are pretty good anyway, but the tower does, of course, elevate you a little further and you get a good sweep around. It ends up being a fairly quick visit, as there's nothing else in the tower to see,... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I usually climb a tower in every destination I travel, so Cagliari was not an exception. The tower is not very high, so even people with some minor health problems can easily manage the climb.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

There are a number of towers as part of the battlements of the old city. It will cost you a few euros to climb the steps to the top and is not much different from the others but for the small carved elephant on the outside of the tower.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

From the top, there are great views across the bay of Cagliari - worth the trip up four flights of rather steep, rickety stairs, which - in particular - my wife did not enjoy. Entrance price is very reasonable and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Cagliari. Recommended.

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Hobart, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Great views but not for the faint hearted. A wonderful historical edifice definitely worth the visit.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The old buildings and neighborhoods are very interesting to visit. It is a long climb up from the lower parts of town, but the views are fantastic. You can see how the sea surrounds this peninsula,as you look out over the old city. However, this tower only gives you a few more meters of height, for which you must navigate... More

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