Algajola Citadel

Algajola, France

Algajola is an ancient Genoese fortress dating back to the 16th century. The Ottomans, who sacked Algajola in 1643, obliged the Genoese to destroy the fortress. Genoa built a new castle in 1664. Today, the Algajola Castle is one of the main tourist attractions of this town.

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Founded: 1664
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Jean Catinchi (2 years ago)
Merveilleux petit village je recommande un stop dans les rues ou sur sa plage de sable
yann (2 years ago)
Visité mi avril,très joli village,calme,paisible,belle plage,à ne pas manquer.
Gines Cespedes (2 years ago)
Joli village en bord de mer. Quelques restaurants sympas (U Marosu). Une grande et belle plage. Très bien pour y passer une bonne journée.
Jachiludesign (3 years ago)
Beautiful small town in front of a Marvelous sea!! Basic and touristic shops. Balagne Train pick up people in front of the beach and bring to Calvi or Ile Rousse. Train is always crowded in summertime better have a car or a motorcycle to reach some beautiful small beaches and villages. Water Sports chiosco on the beach! Amazing View and Sunset, assured relax time!! By night, small and good Restaurants in front of the sea can give you the pleasure to tast Corsica typical dishes and flavors!!! Please keep Clean the beach and the marvellous see so everybody can have the most of each own holidays Days!!
Stefan Herbert (3 years ago)
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