Alghero | things to see | walking tour | nature | history | sleeping | eating | how to get there
Alghero's centre is in pristine condition.
There are also modern areas, on the outskirts of the old town.
Alghero has preserved many buildings, which bear witness to the Aragonese and Spanish domination, such as the surrounding walls, defensive towers, ancient buildings which are still in use today, and priceless religious monuments.
Starting from "Piazza Sulis", which is the town centre, there is the massive shape of the tower of Esperò Reial, which is one of the towers that were part of the city walls.
From the Tower of Espero Rejal, walking clockwise along the seafront, we first come to the tower of San Giacomo, then the tower of Sant'Elmo, followed by the towers of Maddalena and Porta Terra, and finally the tower of San Giovanni.
Between the towers there are walls and ramparts, which were used to defend Alghero, the real fortress of the Aragonese in Sardinia.
The Churches, the buildings with their Spanish style wrought iron balconies, the narrow paved streets with their Catalan names, the small squares, make a visit to Alghero an unforgettable experience.
photo: P. Rinaldi