ELEPHANT TOWER

Where is it : Via Santa Croce
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The Elephant Tower was built in 1307, when Cagliari belonged to the Pisans.

The project was developed by a Sardinian architect by the name of Giovanni Capula.

The name of the tower comes from the white marble elephant standing on a ledge on one of the exterior walls.

The tower still maintains the huge front gate and two antique shutters.

During the Spanish dominion the tower was used as a prison.

The severed heads of prisoners sentenced to death were exposed on the tower’s doors.


Torre dell’Elefante

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