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Sightseeing in Cagliari - what to see. Complete travel guide

Once Cagliari was a large base of marine military forces. It was conquered by the Spanish and Pisa troops, and during the times of World War II the biggest part of the city was turned into ruins, losing a huge part of priceless historical heritage.
Beach holiday is the most fascinating, but not the only entertainment that Cagliari can offer its guests. The local beaches simply strike with their beaut. One can always find a suitable … Open
You should start observation of the city from a walk on Via Roma embankment that is stretched until the town’s port. Walk in spacious valleys of the city and you will reach the old part of the town named Castillo. The central part of the region is occupied by an old castle surrounded by bastions. This building is the reminder of the times when this town was ruled by the Spanish. The terrace of Umberto I features an observation area, from which you can see wonderful panoramic views of Cagliari.
The historical part of the town is simply soaked in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages. Here is located Cathedral built in the 13th century. This is a magnificent building the halls of which are decorated by gilding and mosaics. Near the church you can find several cozy restaurants and souvenir outlets. National Museum of Archeology provides a large collection of items that throw the light upon the heritage of the ancient culture of this region. One of the museum’s halls exhibits a large collection of religious paintings. Amphitheater is also a famous touristic sight of Cagliari. It was built in the 2nd century and even nowadays various performances and events are conducted in it. Tourists who like nature and exotics should take a walk to a nature reserve named Regional Park of Molentargius. Here you will see numerous exotic birds, among which are rare pink flamingo. The Botanic Garden features a large collection of Mediterranean flora. Calamosca coast is a wonderful way to enjoy beach rest. Here you will find not only a spacious beach, but also large selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Here you can also make a ride on a yacht or a cutter. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The description of the most attractive places to eat in Cagliari is simply impossible without mentioning Antica Hostaria restaurant. The dining facility is distinguished by attractive design … Open
In the city you can see many interesting architectural structures; one of the most beautiful is the Royal Palace. It was built in the first half of the 14th century. For more than 500 years, this chic palace remained a royal residence. At the end of the 19th century, the building was fully reconstructed, after which it housed the city administration. In the palace there are regular excursions, during which it is possible to evaluate the preserved elements of its antique decoration. Also, this historical building is used for musical concerts.
An equally interesting historical monument is the Archbishop's Palace. The exact date of its construction is unknown, however, the first mention of the palace dates back to the beginning of the 14th century. If you believe some historical evidence, the building was built much earlier. In the middle of the 13th century, it was known as the Judge's House. Now the palace is a unique museum containing many ancient works of art, as well as archaeological finds. The decoration of some rooms is of great historical value.
The Roman amphitheater is considered the most famous historical monument of Cagliari. This magnificent building was constructed in the 2nd century BC. The amphitheater is a truly unique … Open
There are many ancient churches in Cagliari. The basilica of Saint Saturnin is a very interesting attraction. The very first Christian church was built in its place in the 6th century. For hundreds of years it was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt. Initially, the temple was named after the patron saint of the city. In 1943 the basilica was almost completely destroyed during the hostilities. In the shortest possible time, it was completely restored. Now the basilica is one of the most popular places of marriages for the citizens.
Cagliari, the beach The greatest architectural monument is the Church of Archangel Michael. It attracts with its luxurious façade, which is adorned with elaborate moldings. Another beautiful historic building, a military hospital, adjoins the church. The construction of this church lasted more than 40 years, and it was consecrated in 1738. Many elements of this church have remained unchanged since its construction, including the sculpture of St. Michael, which adorns the lower part of the facade. The internal design of the church, of great interest is. To find its equals in the city will not be easy. There is also a magnificent mosaic dome, ancient frescoes, and sculptures, which can be admired endlessly.
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Shopping streets in Cagliari
♥   Shopping area ' Via Manno' Cagliari, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Garibaldi' Cagliari, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Cagliari
♥   Castle 'Castello San Michele' Cagliari, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Villasor' Villasor, 23.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Medusa' Lotzorai, 95.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Cagliari
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale del Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu' , 94.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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