If, as we already told you in this blog a long time ago, the beaches of Sardinia are one of the treasures hidden by this wonderful island Italian, the same can be said of many of its cities, which exhibit incredible beauty. A clear example is Alghero which, with the charm of its old town and its monuments, is drawn as a very special destination to discover.
It is in the province of Sassari, in the northwest of the island, and is known for the barriers of coral that surround it, what is known by the name of Coral Riviera. But, in addition, it has one of the old town most beautiful in Italy. Strolling through its alleys, discovering every corner is, without a doubt, a pleasure, as well as contemplating the views of the Mediterranean from its docks, surrounded by walls or “bastioni”.
Must to see
The presence of the Catalans during the 14th century has left an imprint on the city that remains to this day and is reflected, for example, in the elegant arches of Spanish style that cross the streets of Alghero. It is worth taking a leisurely stroll through the tangle of alleys from its medieval quarter, around the famous Via Carlo Alberto, the nerve center of the city, a street full of shops, bars and restaurants.
Churches and music: two for one
Among the monuments that you can not miss is the church of san michele, in baroque style, whose tower deeply defines the "skyline" of Alghero. Another unmistakable building in the city is the church of San Francesco, in which the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles are mixed. During the summer months musical concerts are held in its wonderful 13th century cloister.
To finish, a visit to Alghero cannot do without the Cattedrale. It dates from the 16th century, except for the dome that was added in the 18th century, and its interior is a mixture of architectural styles.
Alghero Sardinia Italy & Alghero beach & L'Alguer Sardegna Italia & Capo Caccia & travel video vlog (February 2024)
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