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Torre dell'Elefante

via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 62 attractions in Cagliari
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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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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20 helpful votes 20 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

You can reach Torre dell'Elefante from Piazza Yenne by taking the lift, just like all the inhabitants of Cagliari and then do a right. You are right in the heart of the historical city and TdE is the first location you should stop at. All consider visiting all the other places on top of this mini mountain in one go... More

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Woodbridge
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great views at the top, although the climb is not for the faint hearted! Maybe 4 euros is a bit pricey if I'm being super-picky!

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Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Really nice view and impressive representation of what people did a few centuries ago to protect their towns! ... We were just a bit disappointed of how it was renoved - without much interest in keeping it real and antic...

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