Citadel of Castelsardo
Citadel of Castelsardo
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LoveTravelVentures
Cork, Ireland2,346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Steep walk up (not all steps which is good), however worth it. Such a pretty little place, plenty of choices for eating or having a coffee. Fab views. There are two entrance tickets you can choose from - €5 or €10 pp.
Written 15 September 2022
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R. K. V.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam2,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Fantastic. Blown away by the place and history. Well worth visiting and appreciating. A great day or two in this part of the island
Written 19 July 2022
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HUNTINGPARTY
Sevenoaks, UK547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We really enjoyed our visit here. The citadel itself is a steep climb up from the town but worth every step. We also visited the castle itself which has an entrance fee as it is a basket weaving museum. It's worth the fee just for the views from the very top. It was extremely windy the day we went but amazing. The citadel is worth exploring - lots of little streets and alley ways to wander down. There were plenty of restaurants trying to entice us in too.
Written 13 June 2022
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Jan M
Oslo, Norway53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
actually yes, I'd say this place is the most romantic spot in whole Sardinia.. the citadel, fortification is amazing spot, pretty hard walk to get up to the top. but what a view from there.. you can find a plenty of restaurants and bars on the way up.. which was amazing as all of them were serving Italian food. btw Sardinian people are just amazing hosts,, highly recommended.. nice landscape also from the top, even from the marina down there, when you can see the whole thing/citadel. plus small fee once you want to enter the history museum on the top..
Written 6 March 2020
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Renovatus
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Beside the fact that there is not much to see, outside of a castle that is better to be seen from afar ( not worth paying any entry fee) , Castelsardo is by far the most unfriendly place EVER visited.
People are generally mean and all they want is your Euros.
If they hear you speak English ( they are allergic to it ) they would love to spit at your face and throw you out of town if they could.
Written 5 January 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Translated literally as Sardinian castle, this citadel, spectacularly perched on a rocky outcrop, started life in the 12th Century as a Genoese cliff city, then became Castel Aragonese in the 14th century under the Spanish and finally as its current name in the 18th Century. Be prepared for a steep climb up the stairs and lanes of the medieval old city that rewards with magnificent views from the top of the castle. Inside there is a museum dedicated to straw-weaving for which the town is famous .
Written 10 August 2019
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Bjørn S
Rasta, Norway2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Nice castle with great view over a small busy charming town and the sea. Exhibitions of different crafts and weapons in the castle. Many nice places to eat in the town.
Written 2 August 2019
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Abraham S
Ohningen, Germany238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Inside the citadel, there is a small museum with plenty of local artifacts from ancient times. The entrance fee is absolutely ok; if you are a family or group of more than 4 persons, take the family ticket for 16 €. The view from the citadel around the bay in both western and eastern direction is stunning.
Written 2 July 2019
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Ben P
Maastricht, The Netherlands216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Nice place and must do to visit if you are nearby. Should visit in the early morning, because it wil be getting very hot during the day.. a small museum at site and a great view, once getting uo on the castle wall.. Whem hetting down visited a small church (free) and passed the cathedral (paid? ;-() so a nice tour in the place :-)
Written 1 July 2019
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Bradlenin
London, UK121 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Castelsardo is an incredible survivor - a rocky prominent jutting into the sea with a 16th century town clinging right round its skirts - the most interesting streets are undoubtedly on the seaward side, but start by climbing to the Citadel and paying a small fee to get inside and scale its towers. Here is the 360° view out to Corsica and across to the furthest beaches North and West. There are displays too (if basket-weaving is your thing, although the uses the baskets are put to are ingenious, and there is a constantly-changing temporary exhibition - currently Goya cartoons) but once you've spied the cramped, cobbled streets, ancient campanile and venerable cathedral below you'll want to head down into those charming, time-worn streets with gorgeous eateries, little artisan shops and sea views.
Written 4 June 2019
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