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Torre dell'Elefante

via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 409 2306
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Hard on the way up, terrifying down

3€ to walk up a few steep stories, but if you have vertigo, beware the way down. Amazing structure... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
a great climb - 150 steps but worth the effort.

try to climb this tower in the cool - the mid day sun is NOT a sensible time to go up it. The views... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 409 2306
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3€ to walk up a few steep stories, but if you have vertigo, beware the way down. Amazing structure and the views are stunning. Not for the faint hearted or unfit is all I can say.

Thank drag0n1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

try to climb this tower in the cool - the mid day sun is NOT a sensible time to go up it. The views over Cagliari are spectacular from the top - well worth the effort.and the 2 euros

Thank Negshonk
Reviewed May 2, 2017

very nice view even though you have to climb only few steps :) not expensive, nice point to take marvelous pics!

Thank Aniela N
Reviewed April 28, 2017

A nice observation point in the city. The stairs up to the top are not for the faint of heart as they are steep and not very deep.

Thank Stephanie Z
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

This is a scary climb. Four set of 30 stairs at a ridiculous angle (it's worse coming down. But the pay off is an amazing panorama of the city.

Thank John F
Reviewed March 10, 2017

These medieval towers are in the Castello historical quarter of the city. The were built with white limestone in the early 1300s. They are approximately 31 meters tall. At one time they were part of the city's fortification. Don't miss the "elephant" statue (although it...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed March 10, 2017

Located in the historical Castello Quarter, this 31-meter tall medieval tower was constructed in 1307 of thick, local lime stone, and is decorated with the marble statue of an elephant. It was built to guard one of the main entrances to the district, and is...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

You can't miss it if you walk uphill and take the stairs (100 steps). Read the history. Too scary to consider ascending stairs, since I broke away from the cruise excursion and I didn't have my passport.

Thank lakwatsera2014
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

This Tower is an interesting historical place, situated at one of the gates of the old, historical centre. It has several floors, around 4-5 maybe, but I could only bring myself to go up to the second one. I saw there people much braver, but...More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Worth a euro for the glorious view of the city and the bay, and such good exercise climbing all those stairs!

Thank theoriginalMartin
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