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Torre dell'Elefante

via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 409 2306
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A most interesting city gate house. A truly formidable defence with portcullises and gates. I do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian M
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Good view

Worth it to get the view. Note steep stairs, not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Entry 3 euros... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pra51
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Esher, England
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via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most interesting city gate house. A truly formidable defence with portcullises and gates. I do not envy unwelcome visitors! Don't miss the small Elephant statue on the outside from which it gains its name.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth it to get the view. Note steep stairs, not suitable for vertigo sufferers. Entry 3 euros. OK. OK.

Thank pra51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the climb, have a look and do the 360...its easy (not really suited to those with mobility issues though).

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed July 3, 2017

While on our western mediterreanen sea cruise aboard the cruise-ship Splendida we made a stop at the harbour of Cagliari and took a 4 hour city tour of this very nice and historic city

Thank Maher E
Reviewed June 1, 2017

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.

1  Thank drag0n1234
Reviewed May 19, 2017

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.

1  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.

2  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
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