The Elephant's Rock is a large boulder of trachyte and andesite, eroded by the atmospheric agents that gave it the shape of an elephant. It is about 4 meters high. The rock is located near Castelsardo, to the left of the old road that led from the hamlet of Multeddu to the village of Sedini.

The Elephant's Rock has a great archaeological importance, because two domus de janas, ancient tombs dating back to the pre-nuragic period, have been carved inside.

References:

    Comments

    Your name



    Details

    Founded: 1500 BCE
    Category:

    More Information

    en.wikipedia.org

    Rating

    4.3/5 (based on Google user reviews)

    User Reviews

    Anna Jakubowska-Stramek (34 days ago)
    It's worth seeing but only if you are nearby. Great rock for kids.
    Stefan Monko (2 months ago)
    Interesting place for quick stop. Offers also nice view on country around. Parking on side of main road, so need to be careful. Also very steep hill on one side so be careful when parking. Can be very crowded.
    Martin Tatar (3 months ago)
    Nice looking rock but not worth the drive out here. Skip it and do cooler things with your time!
    Julian Dipp (4 months ago)
    Friendly staff. All food was really good and the service was spot on. Would gladly return.
    Tim kaczmarek (4 months ago)
    Kids liked it, fun stop if your in the area. Easy to park right next to it on the road
    Powered by Google

    Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

    Historic Site of the week

    Roman Walls of Lugo

    Roman Walls of Lugo are an exceptional architectural, archaeological and constructive legacy of Roman engineering, dating from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD. The Walls are built of internal and external stone facings of slate with some granite, with a core filling of a conglomerate of slate slabs and worked stone pieces from Roman buildings, interlocked with lime mortar.

    Their total length of 2117 m in the shape of an oblong rectangle occupies an area of 1.68 ha. Their height varies between 8 and 10 m, with a width of 4.2 m, reaching 7 m in some specific points. The walls still contain 85 external towers, 10 gates (five of which are original and five that were opened in modern times), four staircases and two ramps providing access to the walkway along the top of the walls, one of which is internal and the other external. Each tower contained access stairs leading from the intervallum to the wall walk of town wall, of which a total of 21 have been discovered to date.

    The defences of Lugo are the most complete and best preserved example of Roman military architecture in the Western Roman Empire.

    Despite the renovation work carried out, the walls conserve their original layout and the construction features associated with their defensive purpose, with walls, battlements, towers, fortifications, both modern and original gates and stairways, and a moat.

    Since they were built, the walls have defined the layout and growth of the city, which was declared a Historical-Artistic Ensemble in 1973, forming a part of it and becoming an emblematic structure that can be freely accessed to walk along. The local inhabitants and visitors alike have used them as an area for enjoyment and as a part of urban life for centuries.

    The fortifications were added to UNESCO"s World Heritage List in late 2000 and are a popular tourist attraction.