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Capo d'Orso

Via del vecchio marino, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Palau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations
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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Incredible granite formations, masterfully carved by the wind! The prescribed path to the top takes about 15 min. Impressive view from the top of Palau, Isola Maddalena, Isola Caprera... Be prepared for some intense wind and marvellous rock shapes, that are hard to resist to climb on to... Definitely worth a visit!!!

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Leuven, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The granite rock carved by the wind, Very impressive .Great view. Very good arranged path,clean,friendly stuff .approx 20 min walking till the top where you can see a bear but just his legs cuz he is kind of huge .By the path you can see another shape of stones like turtles,crocodile head....Just avoid to go there during a day because... More

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Bjarred, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing rocks and great Views of Palau and the Maddalena Archipilagio. Clean and secure. A nice walk up to the top of

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Elsene, Brabant, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Quite disappointing for a paid "attraction". If you're planning to walk there from the port of Palau, be prepared for a long walk :)

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Itala, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

A huge rock bear on the top of a hill surrounded by gulfs, islands and a lot of wind. Very impressive. I suggest coming here either at sundown or when a strong wind is blowing... hold you strong!

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Vicenza, Italy
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26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You get there after a walk of about 20 minutes, more or less. During the walk you can stop to take pictures, look at the view, with a description of the vegetation and the animals that live around. Tickets cost € 2, € 2 parking. The rock is carved by the wind, very special. While you visit it, you don't... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Definitely worth the walk...the views from Capo d'Orso are some of the best we saw of northern Sardinia - fortunately we had sensational weather. Definitely worth the time if you are in/around Palau.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I's a bit of a climb but it's absolutely worth it. The rock is very impressive and the view at the top is truly marvelous.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lovely views over the coast near Palau. Spectacular rock formations. Small entrance and parking charge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Great views from the top though you can not see the shape from there (saw the shape whilst on a boat trip to the islands of Maddalena) We went on a VERY windy day......a tad exciting or scary, depending on your viewpoint!

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