Top Historical Places in Alghero

Are you looking to explore the history of Alghero through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Alghero including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Alghero. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Alghero ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Alghero, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Alghero for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Alghero with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Sea Walls

    Geological Formation, Memorial

    Built around the centro storico during 16th century, stands the famous Sea Walls of Alghero. The Sea Wall did play a significant role in the history of the city. It starts from Piazza Sulis from the south to Porta a Mare in the north. The wall is bordered with pedestrian path where you can stroll for some time to enjoy the magnificent view of Capo Caccia. At the northern tip of the path, stands...Read more
  2. Anghelu Ruju

    4.3 (262 Votes)
    Anghelu Ruju

    Village, Historical Site

    Visit the largest necropolis of Sardania of pre-nuraghic age, named as Anghelu Ruju. Located near Nuraghic village, this historical site is a worth visiting place. History says, the site was accidently discovered in the year 1903 during the excavation for the construction of the farmhouse winery of Sella & Mosca. After the first appearance of this site, the excavation continued till 1967. I...Read more
  3. Chiesa Di San Francesco

    4.5 (253 Votes)
    Chiesa Di San Francesco

    Church, Statue

    One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture that still exists in Alghero is Chiesa di San Francesco. Originally built in Catalan Gothic design during 14th century, it was later renovated with Renaissance influence after it collapsed in 1593. The buttery sandstone used in building the church, the hexagonal barrel on the square base with a spire on the top adds up to the beautification of t...Read more
  4. Church Of St. Michael

    Church, Statue, Photo Gallery

    You will realize that you are near to the Church of St. Michael, the moment you see its colorful dome from a distant. The church was built in the second half of 17th century and it was designed by the architect Domenico Spotorno. The striking feature of the church is its dome, covered with bright colored tiles. You could see this colored dome in many of the paintings and photographs of Alghero....Read more
  5. Lido San Giovanni Beach

    3.9 (149 Votes)
    Lido San Giovanni Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Sand Dunes, Old Town

    One of the fascinating and wide beaches, bordered with beautiful promenade of pine trees and a cycle path that meets the charming old town, is how Lido San Giovanni beach can be described. Fine white sand with contrasting blue color of the sea water, makes the beach more beautiful. Unlike many other beaches, this beach offers many options like umbrellas, beach chairs, beds and loungers (on rent...Read more
  6. Museo Diocesano D'arte Sacra

    Church, Museum, Historical Site, Statue

    Situated right at the historical center of the city, beside the famous ancient church of Madonna del Rosario, the museum displays hidden treasure of many ancient churches of Alghero. It holds collection of silver, wooden sculptures, paintings and documents related to the evolution that has taken place in the religious and cultural life of the common man. Beside this permanent exhibition, the mu...Read more
  7. Torre Della Maddalena

    4.4 (140 Votes)
    Torre Della Maddalena

    Tower, Fort

    Alghero is filled with towers and among the lot, this is one of them. Also known as Garibaldi Tower, it is located along the Sea Walls, this tower was constructed in 16th century. The significance of the tower is it houses the memorial stone that immortalize the arrival of Giuseppe Garibaldi (who was in command of Lombard merchant fleet) in the city, in the year 1855. Beside the tower, you can ...Read more
  8. Torre Di Sant'elmo

    Walking Area, Statue, Tower

    Also popularly known as “la Madonnina” because of the statue of Virgin Mary, above the tower. The tower is located at the end of the ramparts Pigafetta connecting to Royal Garitta. It was constructed to honor Saint Elm, in Catalan. So, you can understand from where the tower got its name. On the outer side of the tower, is a bas –relief that produces a ‘coat of arms&rsqu...Read more
  9. Torre Porta A Terra

    4.6 (127 Votes)
    Torre Porta A Terra

    Museum, Historical Site, Tower, Specialty Museum

    When you visit the old town of Alghero, Torre Porta a Terra welcomes you. It is the only remaining left of Porta a Terra, the two main entrance gate of the medieval city. Around 23 meters high, the tower was previously known as Porta Reial. Today, the two towers itself is not only a historical site to see but it also houses a multimedia museum and a terrace on the second floor. The museum displ...Read more