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Tower of San Pancrazio

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Address: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 070 409 2306
10:00 - 19:00
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Climb to the top of this historic tower to get panoramic views of Cagliari,...

Climb to the top of this historic tower to get panoramic views of Cagliari, Sardinia's major city.

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Great view from the Tower.

A wonderful view of the city from the tower. Although, there are narrow and steep stairs to the top, I recommend it for the view.

Reviewed 12 April 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

A wonderful view of the city from the tower. Although, there are narrow and steep stairs to the top, I recommend it for the view.

Thank ARMundy
De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Constructed in 1305 (dating from the rule of Pisa) of white limestone from Bonaria Hill, this 36-meter tall medieval tower was designed by the same Sardinian architect who designed the Elephant Tower as part of the defensive system of Cagliari. We stopped here briefly for a few photos while on a Viking Cruise shore excursion, and as such, were not... More 

Thank CJW913
East Granby, Connecticut
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412 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This one looked better preserved than the elephant tower. There's more foot traffic. Angles of the tower look better from the outside of the gates. It's on one end of the medieval street on which the cathedral (duomo) is located.

Thank lakwatsera2014
Toronto, Canada
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100 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Very similar to Torre dell'Elefante, which is explainable as they were designed by the same architect few hundred years ago, the Tower of San Pancrazio is situated in the core of the historic centre and from its high position at the top of its area, it can offer one of the best 360-views of the city and beyond. However, I... More 

Thank Dana B
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204 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is the second of two historical towers which have lots of steps to get to the top to be greeted with a fantastic view. As long as you have the stamina for it the views are certainly worth it.

Thank Meerkat_Man
Oeiras, Portugal
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151 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

In fact there's no need to pay for this visit because you can get nice views to the city of Cagliari without paying nothing, so it really doens't worth your money.

Thank PeterTML
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The view across Cagliari from the upper part of the town is superb. This tower is well maintained and one of the sights to see

Thank Peter G
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was walking randomly in the historical area of Cagliari, and noticed this place. I like panoramic views, specially if they are not too expensive. This one costs 3€ and provides an amazing view of the whole Cagliari. Don't regret it at all!

Thank iboumans
Marsascala, Malta
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248 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Beautiful views, but the steps freaked me out a bit. First of all you climb some stairs within the building, no problem if you haven't a health problem with stairs generally. But when you go outside you then have to climb several floors to reach the top. Don't get me wrong, there are no safety issues and it's all under... More 

Thank Karen W
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714 reviews
269 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A stunning building from 1305, making it the oldest tower still existing. It is also the highest (higher than the Elephant's). Quite a climb along the steep and narrow wooden stairs, but you will be rewarded with a spectacular view.

Thank Alfred V

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