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Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo

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Raising its trunk at the side of Highway 134, you'll find Roccia dell'Elefante, an elephant-shaped rock used in ancient times as a necropolis. Originally part of the Rocky Mount Caseddazzu, the rock broke off centuries ago and rolled downhill before coming to rest at its current location. The inside walls feature carved bovine horns, representing the bull god revered for his strength and associated with death and regeneration. You'll also find furnishings meant to remind the dead of their earthly homes. Put Roccia dell'Elefante into our Castelsardo trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Castelsardo.
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  • Right by the road and worth quick stop to see this natural created Elephant rock. You might be harassed at the parking space by some souvenir sellers but polite thank you will suffice. 
    Right by the road and worth quick stop to see this natural created Elephant rock. You might be harassed at the parking space by some souvenir sellers but polite thank you will suffice.  more »
  • After some 20 years, my wife and myself paid a return visit to Elephant Rock which is located some 5-10 Kms on a busy road outside the attractive seaside town of Castelsardo. Fortunately, the... 
    After some 20 years, my wife and myself paid a return visit to Elephant Rock which is located some 5-10 Kms on a busy road outside the attractive seaside town of Castelsardo. Fortunately, the...  more »
  • Good for a quick visit. We were there about half and hour exploring the tombs and taking photos but in that time several other visitors came and went so you would probably allow 15 - 20 minutes at... 
    Good for a quick visit. We were there about half and hour exploring the tombs and taking photos but in that time several other visitors came and went so you would probably allow 15 - 20 minutes at...  more »
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  • Yes it is a rock in the shape of an elephant.. but caution when u head there.. 10000111 tourists which arrive there in big busses.. we were lucky and rannnn towards the stone to make it!
  • Definitely recommend it to visit when you're in Sardinia! Couple on minutes drive from Castelsardo. It's free as being on the side of the road. Parking is easy and free we got there around 11am in June '19, some tourist but not crowded. Could comfortably take photos. The view also beautiful as always on this island 🌞😁
  • The Elephant rock. Yes there is a resemblence to a pachyderm. Which, when you think about it, is rather a remarkable achievement for a rock. It's on the roadside just outside of Castelsardo, free to view.
  • Wonder of nature. Little stop during the trip exploring north of Sardinia. Great views of Castelsardo area.
  • We spotted the formation during our drive. It was a nice surprise.

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