Citadel of Castelsardo
Citadel of Castelsardo
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Let your imagination soar as you tour this ancient fortified castle and accompanying museum.
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Renovatus
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Beside the fact that there is not much to see, outside of a castle that is better to be seen from afar ( not worth paying any entry fee) , Castelsardo is by far the most unfriendly place EVER visited.
People are generally mean and all they want is your Euros.
If they hear you speak English ( they are allergic to it ) they would love to spit at your face and throw you out of town if they could.
Written January 5, 2020
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chocdikrab
Frankfurt, Germany3,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
castelsardo is probably the most unique small town that we have visited on our journey through Sardinia. the labyrinthine old town is increased to a steep mountain right on the sea and is protected by thick ancient fortress walls. it was very interessting to move up and enter into the old town, in which it seemed that the time stood still for hundreds of years. beautuful tiny restaurants we found behind each corner and the sleepy atmosphere of the place relaxed us in seconds. for older tourists it may be a bit tiring to go up, specially in high season when the temperatures are higher than 35 degrees, but in the narrow alleys it is always cool and a slight wind blowing from the sea through them. near the old town spreads of the new city. also there are located a lot of restaurants in different price levels, souvenier shops, cafes and bars. a small marina completes the face of this picturesque city. we had a great time during our stay in castelsardo and we can recomment this small town very much. a must for every traveller of the northcoast of sardinia.
Written May 26, 2013
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Munteanu V
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
An amazingly beautiful town with stepped streets and middle-age buildings, and the citadel at the top of the city is the ideal place to admire the sea and the surroundings. It is advisable to leave the car at the entrance to the fortress and walk through the streets filled with shops and restaurants. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful and interesting place in Sardinia, even more beautiful than the town of Bosa.
Written June 20, 2017
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farmcottages
worthing, sussex3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
hotel pedralladda was excellent. service first class but not intrusive. cleanliness superb. the town was interesting with plenty to do. within 20 miles were enormous sandy beaches.
only downside was choice of food, although very good it was repetitive
would go to sardinia again with all people very friendly. almost no english spoken -what a bonus -you have to make the effort.
2 x 50 year olds from west sussex
Written September 13, 2006
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Ben P
Maastricht, The Netherlands235 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice place and must do to visit if you are nearby. Should visit in the early morning, because it wil be getting very hot during the day.. a small museum at site and a great view, once getting uo on the castle wall.. Whem hetting down visited a small church (free) and passed the cathedral (paid? ;-() so a nice tour in the place :-)
Written July 1, 2019
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14Roger
Ontario, Canada336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
The old town centre with cobblestone streets, lots of narrow passageways, churches, restaurants, shops, wonderful views, etc. is spectacular. It reminds me of many of the villages in Tuscany but with better cheese. The rest of the town is also lovely. It's worth at least a few huts and you can spend longer if you walk all the trails and outside of the old Center. Note that I found many of the same type of cheese for 25-30% cheaper in some local open air markets. I guess premium location commanded a premium price.
Written June 21, 2016
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OsmanEren
Istanbul, Türkiye167 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
Indeed Castelsardo is a nice place with natüre and the castle but unfortunately people does not like tourist, you feel it when you are in the restaurants, they do not smile boses are directly in the business, probably they treat their workers not proper way. These subjects make this place unbearable
Written July 25, 2015
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EllyL
Gorizia, Italy245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
Lovely picturesque town not difficult to reach from all directions alongside scenic coastline. Heaven for photographers!
You can reach the castle on foot, or park the car just under the castle (parking meters provided, after 19 the parking is gratis until the following morning).
The castle houses a very interesting Weaving Art Museum, and provides panoramic terraces with spectacular views. Lovely for sunset watchers!
Entrance fee is very convenient, and very worth the value of the visit.
The whole town is peaceful and friendly.
The only complaint goes towards the bathrooms in the castle, but given the location, I suppose they've done what they could.
Written November 28, 2013
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SASA S
Sorso, Italy209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2013 • Friends
I live on Sardinia and this New Years' Eve we chose to spend it again at CASTELSARDO.
It's a great experience to watch the fireworks standing directly under the ancient Castello. After watching it, we spend some time at the NEW PIAZZA that had just been finished some days before, where they played live music.
But Castelsardo is always worth a trip, to me it's one of - if not THE- most beautiful villagesd at the coast here on Sardinia.
I know many great places nearby, so welcome to message me for more info, also if you need accomodation.
Written February 27, 2013
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Lilly H
Sydney, Australia379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
We hired a car and got a little bit worried because the road leading to the town was very narrow and full of bends,but were rewarded when all of a sudden the citadel of Castelsardo appeared in front of our eyes:it was magical,particularly at night.We climbed to the castle around 11 pm after dinner,it was still open with many visitors,we loved it and plan to visit it again on our next trip to Sardinia,highly recommend it!
Written August 21, 2012
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