Torre dell'Elefante
Torre dell'Elefante
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary1,683 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
They are the twin towers with the Tower of San Pancrazio. It was the other entrance of the medieval town. Its construction was completed in 1307 to protect the town. It’s made of white limestone, too. There’s small carved elephante on its south side on 10 metres high. Look up because it's not easy to spot! This building was a prison in the past, in 19th century. Now it’s the very impressive entrance to the Castello district. I think it’s woth a visit and some pics.
Written 15 February 2024
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Cloud
Frankfurt, Germany609 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Great tower, one of the symbols of the city history, located next to Bastione Santa Croce, part of the city stronghold.
Written 18 July 2022
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ThreeDugongs
Brisbane, Australia323 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
You actually walk up to it, take a photo of the elephant and walk away, Still figurning out why to bother, unless you have a thing for elephants.
Written 24 April 2022
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Val M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It was a very interesting and most pleasant visit. Its very closed to the University grounds and offers a very interesting understanding and appreciation of Cagliari's architecture and beautiful little roads.
Written 21 October 2021
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,827 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The first time we walked through this gate we missed the elephant! The second time we came from the other direction, and there he was! Cute, but not very big!
We could also see the portcullis quite clearly.
The tower was under renovation when we were there, so we could not go up it, and it was partly shrouded.
Written 16 October 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,663 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The Tower of the Elephant is the second highest tower in Cagliari. Thereis a small elephant on the side if you look up.
It was built by architect Giovanni Capula in 1307 and was one of the defense towers. It was a prison and in 1668 the Marquese of Cea, one of the supposed killers of the Viceroy, was imprisoned there and later beheaded. His head was hanged down from the tower for 17 years, but it was not the only one. Many other heads of prisoners who had been cut off were displayed at the door of the tower as a warning.
Written 19 September 2019
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Stewart C
Chatham, UK1,076 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We found the ‘Elephant Tower’ in Cagliari whilst our ship was docked in the port on a sunny Sunday in June. Never having been to the city before, we had opted to explore on foot and had prepared our own agenda with points of interest to visit. We had picked up a tourist map in the harbour for two euros, which was reasonably helpful in terms of landmarks and we used both this and our phones to navigate us around.
We had already done a circuit of the city via the cathedral, and amphitheatre and found our way back to the ‘Piazza Jenne’ where there was a large number of tables and chairs set up from the various restaurants and cafes serving the area. We got a drink here at a café and pondered what the ‘Elephant’ symbol on our tourist map might be (having originally expected to find an ‘Elephant’ statue somewhere).
After our drink and feeling a little more refreshed, we set off once again in search of the Elephant. Climbing what is a steep set of steps by the Santa Chiara church for the second time that day, we arrived at the top and after a further climb up the ‘Via Cammino Nuovo’ we passed a tower (the ‘Torre dell' Elefante’) and found the ‘Elephant’ which is a small statue mounted about halfway up the tower on a stone support to the left of the entrance. Ironically, we had passed the same way earlier in the day on route to the Cathedral and not noticed it! Still it was nice to have completed most of the landmarks on the tourist map and we then set off for the coast via the Saint Remy Bastion.
Written 19 July 2019
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Linda A
Scunthorpe, UK3,318 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
We were unable to access this tower, I think it may be closed for renovation. The external view is good, you can see the elephant on the side of the tower and the portcullis inside - the road goes through the base of the tower
Written 18 October 2018
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA13,464 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Almost missed the elephant. It is to the left of the door, about a third of the way up.

Beautifully restored part of the old fortifications.
Written 8 October 2018
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,325 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
An interesting 42m – high tower currently close for renovation. Built in 1307 as a defence against the threatening Aragonese. One can see the inner portcullies of the tower. Around many restaurants with nice view of the city. Worth of climb up the hill.
Written 27 September 2018
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