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Torre dell'Elefante

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Address: via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 070 409 2306

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fantastic view of Cagliari

On a cold, rainy January day, going up the tower was a brave thing to do. If you don't like heights or are unfit, think twice - the steps are very steep - several levels - and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a cold, rainy January day, going up the tower was a brave thing to do. If you don't like heights or are unfit, think twice - the steps are very steep - several levels - and they were wet and slippery in some parts, but, at the top, the view was amazing. A 360 degree view of Cagliari, overlooking... More 

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Watford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of steps and no particular appeal other than the fantastic views you get. The local area is historical and interesting so worth combining going up the tower with other things. Have a look from the bottom at the little elephant.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, with you like to pay to walk up and down the stairs, then this is the place to go... The only good thing is doing that in an historical place. For me, it doensn't worth the time and the money spent!

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Thank PeterTML
Jerusalem
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The tower was built around 1307. and has a small sculpture of an elephant on one corner.It is about 40 meters high and open one one side with a wooden construction that was used as a detention place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'd been told that Torre dell'Elefante afforded the best views of Cagliari, and I was not disappointed. Really spectacular 360-degree views of the city!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

If you are afraid of heights, this climb is pretty challenging for you! The stairs are pretty narrow and very steep but once you're up there the views of Cagliari are really worth it! It costs EUR 3.00 per adult.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This remarkable well preserved tower from 1307 is quite a climb. The stairs are quite steep and with narrow steps, so you should be aware of some 'excitement'. An interesting structure, and when you arrive on the top deck you have great views, including that of the other tower: Tower of San Pancrazio, which is a bit higher still!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This tower is by a gate and one of the pretty bastions that overlook the city. Getting UP to the old town area is a bit of a climb.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Four flights of wooden stairs take you to the top of the tower. There is a platform at each level. As you go up the views from each level get better and better. Well worth the effort. If there is a cruise ship in, watch out for groups on guided tours.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

You walk up several flights of stairs and are rewarded with a nice view of the city. You can see the harbor and the top of the cathedral. Also in the distance you can see the airport and see the airplanes landing. It cost $3 to climb to the top. It's nice. if you are in the area you should... More 

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