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Tower of San Pancrazio, Cagliari

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The Torre di San Pancrazio is a medieval tower in Cagliari, southern Sardinia, Italy. It is located in the Castello historical quarter of the city.
The tower was built in 1305, during the Pisan domination of the city, by the Sardinian architect Giovanni Capula, who designed also the Torre dell'Elefante two years later, as well as the Torre dell'Aquila, partly destroyed in the 18th century and now incorporated in Palazzo Boyl. The tower was part of the city's fortifications built against the Moorish and Genoese attacks. The tower was built in white limestone from the nearby Colle di Bonaria, with walls up to 3 metres thick. It has also a gate, that, together with that of the Torre dell'Elefante, is still the main entrance to Castello.
During the Aragonese rule, the edifice was modified and used as a jail. It was restored in 1906, with the reopening of some sections which had been covered by other buildings. Make Tower of San Pancrazio a part of your Cagliari vacation plans using our Cagliari trip itinerary app.
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  • This tower is a witness of the long local history, important monument in the city, situated at the entrance of possibly its most important historical quarter. 
    This tower is a witness of the long local history, important monument in the city, situated at the entrance of possibly its most important historical quarter.  more »
  • This is an impressive tower, visible for miles around and therefore provides great views from the surrounding piazza. FREE! 
    This is an impressive tower, visible for miles around and therefore provides great views from the surrounding piazza. FREE!  more »
  • This Tower is one of the highlights in the Old Town. Top tip... take the no.7 minibus tour with a 1.30 euro 90 minute ticket and enjoy the ride through narrow streets including into Piazza... 
    This Tower is one of the highlights in the Old Town. Top tip... take the no.7 minibus tour with a 1.30 euro 90 minute ticket and enjoy the ride through narrow streets including into Piazza...  more »
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  • Spectacular view, definitely worth 3 Euro a person6(September 2016).
  • Excellent views, even better that the view from the Tower of the Elephant, which is the most recognized. Beautiful
  • Closed 2022
  • Excellent view, breathtaking descent.
  • A must see visit in the old Castle of Cagliari

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