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Torre dell'Elefante

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Address: via santa Croce / via Universita, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Worth a euro for the glorious view of the city and the bay, and such good exercise climbing all those stairs!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't miss it if you walk uphill and take the stairs (100 steps). Read the history. Too scary to consider ascending stairs, since I broke away from the cruise excursion and I didn't have my passport.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Tower is an interesting historical place, situated at one of the gates of the old, historical centre. It has several floors, around 4-5 maybe, but I could only bring myself to go up to the second one. I saw there people much braver, but the wooden stairs seemed just too steep for me ... I am sure though the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth a euro for the glorious view of the city and the bay, and such good exercise climbing all those stairs!

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Thank theoriginalMartin
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 12 January 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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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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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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