Castelsardo Castle

Castelsardo, Italy

The town of Castelsardo originates from the castle built in the 12th or 13th century by the Doria family of Genoa. The castle and the village which gradually formed round it where the seat of the Doria's fiefdom in the island called Castel Doria or Castelgenovese, until it was conquered by the Aragonese in the 15th century (1448), and named Castillo Aragonés (Castel Aragonese). Later it became the seat of the bishopric until the Cathedral of Sant’Antonio Abate was built in 1586.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Sander Koper (5 years ago)
Beautiful garden. Altough the paths around are pretty much closed. Because of little maintenance. When you go a little off trail there are beautiful animals, birds and other wildlife. We managed to find a turtoise, took a few pictures but tried to keep it private.
Jan Heinemann (6 years ago)
Beautiful coastal garden with epic sea view!!
Gabriela Šťastná (6 years ago)
A beautiful walk around the castle, the walls, the gardens. Really very nice and quiet. We were here in May and there were few people, which was nice. Below the walls there are paths to visit. There are nice views.
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