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Discover the secrets of the medieval citadel among its strong walls, its impressive towers, its ancient churches, its art and culture jewels.
Visit to Castello district

The itinerary focuses on the top of the old town. Castello district preserves the most important remains of the Middle Ages, from an architectural, historical and artistic point of view. Still today most of the Pisan fortifications strongly characterize the face of the acropolis, which is one of the most appreciated and valuable scenery in Sardinia.

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Legs of the route

  • A

    Saint Remy rampart

    Piazza Costituzione
    Tra la via Manno e la via Garibaldi
    Cagliari

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  • B

    Santa Caterina Rampart

    Via Bastione Santa Caterina
    Fronte scuola di Santa Caterina
    Cagliari

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  • C

    Chiesa della Speranza

    Via Duomo
    Cagliari

    Built in the Catalan-Gothic style between the 15th and the 16th century, it has a simple facade without ornaments. Above the portal stands the coat of arms of the Aymerich family, owners of the church. The interior of the church consists of one nave with three chapels on the right side.

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  • D

    Former Town Hall

    Piazza Palazzo, 6
    Cagliari

    The Antico Palazzo di Città has been Cagliari Town Hall since the Middle Ages until the beginning of the XX century. It is located at Piazza Palazzo, in Castello district.

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  • E

    Saint Mary Cathedral

    Piazza Palazzo
    Cagliari

    Built in the 13th century in the Pisan-Romanesque style, it later underwent trasformations in the Gothic, Baroque and Neo-Romanesque style.

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  • F

    Royal Palace

    Piazza Palazzo, 2
    Cagliari

    The Royal Palace, also known as Viceroy, was the ancient residence of the Viceroy under the rule of the Aragonese, the Spanish and the Savoy. Today it is the seat of the Prefecture and the Province of Cagliari.

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  • G

    Church of Santa Lucia

    Via Martini
    Cagliari

    The church is located in Castello district, built in the 16th century in a Gothic-Aragonese style. Inside, has a single vaulted nave and sidelong chapels. Contiguous is an ex-cloister which nowadays hosts a kindergarten and an elementary school.

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  • H

    St. Pancras Tower

    Piazza Indipendenza
    Cagliari

    Defensive structure designed by local architect Giovanni Capula and built by the Pisans in 1305.

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  • I

    Citadel of Museums

    Piazza Arsenale
    Cagliari

    Located in the district of Castello, the Citadel of Museums houses some of the most important artistic treasures of the city, as the Archaelogical Museum and National Art Gallery.

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  • J

    Well of San Pancrazio

    Piazza Indipendenza
    Cagliari

    The well of "San Pancrazio" was dug in 1235 in Castello district, in the middle of the current Piazza Indipendenza, to ensure water supply to the fortress, as evidenced by an inscription now lost.

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  • K

    Basilica of Santa Croce

    Piazza Santa Croce
    Cagliari

    Formerly a Sinagogue, it stands in an area that once was the Jewish ghetto. It was converted into a Catholic church after the expulsion of the Jews from Cagliari around 1500. It keeps works by Sardinian painter Giuseppe Deris.

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  • L

    Santa Croce rampart

    Via Santa Croce
    Cagliari

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  • M

    The Ghetto

    Via Santa Croce, 18
    Cagliari

    The building known as the "Jewish Ghetto" is located on the bastion of Santa Croce, between the Santa Croce street and Cammino Nuovo, overlooking the walls of Castello district. It was founded in 1738 as a military barracks.

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  • N

    Elephant Tower

    Via Santa Croce ang. Via Università
    Cagliari

    Defensive structure designed by the local architect Giovanni Capula and built by the Pisans in 1307.

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  • O

    Balice Rampart

    Via Cammino Nuovo, snc
    Cagliari

    The Balice Rampart is part of the fortification walls of Castello. The visit is possible passing through the University Palace.

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  • P

    Teatro Civico di Castello (Old Town Theatre)

    Via De Candia
    Cagliari

    After the serious damages caused by the bombings in 1943 and the recent restoration, accomplished in April 2006, the Civic Theatre has restarted its activities with cultural events, concerts, theatre and cinema.

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  • Q

    Lion Gate

    Via Spano
    Cagliari

    Southern entrance to the Castle, built in 1553 and named after two lion head sculptures, placed at the top of the gate.

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  • R

    Wars of Italian Independence Memorial

    Piazza Martiri d'Italia
    Cagliari

    Monument commemorating the Sardinian casualties of the Wars of Italian Independence. Made in 1886 by Italian sculptor Giuseppe Sartorio (1854-1922).

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