is located on a small headland north - west facing of the
The old town presents influences from the Catalan and Aragonese
dominion (started a century afterward the foundation of the
town by a family from Genoa the 'Doria'), and Spanish as well.
Alghero also preserves the evidences of these dominion in
the languages and in the customs.
Cattedrale di S. Maria
(Saint Maria Cathedral)
Built in the '500 up a pre-existing religious building.
Chiesa di S. Michele (Saint Michele Church)
Building of the second half of 17th century, is a important
example of Geusitica culture in Sardinia. Inside very interesting
sculptures and paintings.
Chiesa di S. Francesco (Saint Francesco Church)
Rebuilt after a fall down, you can look up to the polychrome
Torre del Portal ( Tower of the Portal)
It's one of the several tower still present in the town. This high tower was the entrance of the town for the people coming from the country, open from the sunrise to the sunset.
Fantastic chalky promontory with a steep rocky walls sheer
on the sea and caves. In the occidental side we can find a
stairs called 'Escala del Capirol' that with 656 steps we
could reach the 'Grotta di Nettuno' ( Nettuno's
Cave). Inside, really striking, is plenty of pools, narrow
passage, wide rooms, and odd scenario of stalattiti and stalagmiti.