Torre di Porta Terra
Torre di Porta Terra
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,671 contributions
Aug 2022
We were walking along the city wall and admired the view when looked at this historic tower. It’s one of the most famous towers in Alghero. It was the entrance of (Aljama) „the Jewish Quarter”in the age of Peter 4. I think you mustn’t miss the city gate tower!
Written August 29, 2022
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SASA S
Sorso, Italy216 contributions
Alghero is my absolute favourity city here on Sardinia! It was founded by the genuese Family Doria back in the 12th century. It is the only "catalan city outside Spain", where you will find the street names in both languages and 60% of the inhabitants still speak a catalan dialect, calling their city "L'Alguer".
The whole athmosphere of this ancient city (no cars!) protected by massive city walls and towers where you find those old brick sidewalks with phantastic shops built into the old catalan-gothic stile "catacombe or cave- stile" lower parts of the houses is certainly unique. I advise you to walk through the "Porta a Mare" up along the massive fortress walls with 7 towers along the sea, with innumerable small, pitturesque houses, restaurants, bars, enjoy the spectacular view at CAPO CACCIA at the horizon and then enjoy the sunset at Lungomare Dante south of the ancient city.
Written March 8, 2012
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Toshi G
London, UK62 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
The walled city of Alghero was one of the first of its kinds we ever visited. The narrow cobbled lanes, typical yellow stucco walls, number of old Torres(towers) surrounding the city & display of various war weapons placed on the side walk will send you back in time and give you a feel of its history.

You would realize how seriously Italians take there siesta time, if you walk around the market place before 5 pm, the roads will be completely deserted & you will hardly find any shop open for business. Maybe that's why we found a number of self service bars around the city- they are unmanned shops with coin operated machines stocked with food and drinks.This is the best time to take a cycle tour along the boardwalk and enjoy the sea view, we went to the southern most point of Mirador Giuni Russo- its a perfect spot to relax after cycling uphill. If you are not a big cycling fan, take the vintage lilliput trains.

Leave the plan of strolling around the city for sometime around 6 pm as that's the time when the vibe of the place completely changes,it comes to life in the evening!

The window displays of shops are decorated with striking red coral jewelry or beautiful sardinian potteries, its very difficult to get your hands off & let go of these beauties :-)

There is a unique charm to this place, perfect for a relaxing weekend.

Don't forget to enjoy the fresh seafood, excellent local wines/ famous Ichnusa beer & gelato.
Written July 24, 2014
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
It is impossible to not saunter, holding a lover's hand at this magical enclave on the island. Getting through the old city is captivating, fascinating not only for its churches, pallazzos and fortifications built from beautiful, warm-coloured sandstone. Its patina is one of showing the signs of time and well eroded by bad weather.
We enjoyed many walks along the narrow streets dotted with storefronts and jewellery shops where coral made by a tiny marine animal that forms red or pink tree-like formations in the sea of Alghero. From anywhere in the town, if you gaze upwards, your reward is the bell tower of the cathedral that rises from a slender alleyway and dominates every viewpoint. In fact, when we took a guided boat trip around the harbour environs, it is more visible than any lighthouse that the fishermen see when out at sea.
There is magic in the whispering sea breeze from the ramparts, called the muralla, that encircles the city in a horseshoe, from Porta Terra to the Magellano ramparts and further onto Porta Mare, beside the Maddalena fortress, while all in front of you is a forest of masts from the sailboats anchored in the port.
On we trawled to the other end of the bay where the white rocks of Capo Caccia can be seen, a promontory overlooking the sea that gets the Oscar for 'most beautiful' in Sardegna. Its dreamy yet full of history while we watch the waves of the blue-violet waters beat against the rocks. A griffon vulture majestically arcs its impressive ten-foot wingspan taking flight from the cliffs.
There is no avoiding the Grottos of Neptune, because there is a steep slope leading to the caves. If your calves are not up to climbing the 656 steps back up to the top, fear not, for there is a boat service from Alghero that picks you up from the entrance to the caves.
We stayed at the El Faro hotel at Porto Conte, a modern structure set in a scenic locale with its own private beach, contributing immensely to our pleasures of frolicking in the waters and gaining some Sardinian colour. The regional cuisine has a definite Catalan flavour best sampled at Santa Tecla in the historic centre with our favourite eatery, the Al Tuguri, an intimate restaurant where seafood is king. Another eatery not to be missed is La Lepanto, an excellent centre for lobster served with tomato and onions. What would Catalan taste-buds be without this staple flavour-combo.
Walking needs fuel and there is nothing nicer than a snack of stuffed flat bread and a glass of iced myrtle had at the Milese bar. By the way if smoked mullet roe is something you'd cross any street for get ye to Botarfish. Salute.
Written January 19, 2015
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sassenach-girl
Brisbane, Australia166 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
We absolutely loved Alghero while visiting Sardinia recently as it's one of my favourite places in the world. The various torre around the harbour are charming and fit in well while walking around the old town.
Written June 21, 2012
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
Sep 2019
This is one of several towers in the city walls and was an entrance into the city.
There is a Tourist Information Centre in the tower now.
Written October 27, 2019
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,824 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
One of the ancient towers of the old fortifications of the city. You can climb up thi sone (for free), which is a bit of a climb, but the views on top are worth it!
Written October 15, 2016
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Juwit57
London, UK87 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
We visited Alghero in June 2014. We have just received a notice from Alghero police saying we committed a traffic violation on the 25th June 2014 and we have to pay a fine of Euro 97.44 .Having looked into this we have discovered that in Italy you cannot drive into Historical quarters during certain hours without a permit. Unfortunately Hotels and car hire companies do not tell you this. A neighbour of ours had a similar experience in Lucca in Italy and also in Florence. The road signs are apparently there to tell you you are entering this zone, but if you miss these, as we did, once in there you have no idea. This is a way of italian cities/authorities raising money from unsuspecting tourists and apparently there is no point in appealing. If you don't pay the fine pronto, it keeps increasing. To add insult to injury the Italians have 360 days to issue this fine, not from the date of the violation, but from the date they get your details from the Car Hire Company - in our case this was 8 months later (Feb 2015). So even though they had our details in Feb 2015 we did not receive the Notice until August 2015. Appalling way to treat tourists spending money in their country. I have also been told that we will probably also get charged by the Car Hire Company for providing these details to the Police - they just charge the card you used to pay for your car hire so you can't even stop them.
BE WARNED if driving in Italy and going anyway near cities.
Written August 11, 2015
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ivankelly
Dublin, Ireland128 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Go for a good walk and get some interesting views. Bring water, it gets very hot and there is not much around
Written December 19, 2014
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,315 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
The old city of Alghero and the walls has special atmosphere and offers great strolls with a nice breeze from the sea. Especially with the amazing sunset with Capo Caccia. There a many restaurants to have drink of meals.
Written October 6, 2016
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