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Welcome to Alghero

Cloaked in stone sea walls erected by the Aragonese in the 16th century, Alghero is one of the best-preserved historic towns on Sardinia and a vestige of the area’s history as a Catalan colony. Spanish influences color the local architecture, cuisine, and even dialect, making the coastal resort a unique base for visiting the northwestern corner of the island. Exploring Bronze Age nuragic ruins; touring local wineries; and setting sail along the coastline to snorkel, spot dolphins, and admire the Asinara National Park top the things-to-do list.

Top 2 attractions in Alghero

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Nuraghe di Palmavera

Nuraghe di Palmavera

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A cluster of the island’s unique limestone edifices dating from between the Bronze and Iron ages, this 3,500-year-old Nuragic village is one of the most captivating megalithic sites in Sardinia. Tour the main towers and meeting hut to learn about the enigmatic Nuragic culture and its striking architecture.More
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Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju (Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju)

Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju (Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju)

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One of the most important archaeological sites in Sardinia, this group of 38 burial chambers carved into the sandstone date from as far back as 4200 BC and are known as domus de janas, or “fairy houses.” Tour the site to see Neolithic engravings of bull’s horns, false doors, and other enigmatic designs.More

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