Cagliari Castello Torre Pancrazio
Share
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Ivan Sgualdini EXPERT Taken 19:42, 30/10/2011 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Cagliari Castello Torre Pancrazio

The World > Europe > Italy > Sardinia

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down

The tower of St. Pancrazio, designed by the architect Giovanni Capula in 1305, was part of the Pisan fortress to defend the northern entrance of the Castello district of Cagliari. Built on the highest point of the hill, over 130 meters above sea level, rises to an additional 36 feet in height. The masonry is of white limestone extracted from the hill of Bonaria and has three closed sides that have a thickness of three meters, while the fourth side is open to the interior of the castle. The building was used for centuries as a fortification, home, warehouse, and even as a prison.  Together with her sister Elephant Tower is one of the few medieval buildings that were preserved in Cagliari or less intact. Both are open to visitors and offer an excellent view from the top of the city at 360 °.

comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Sardinia

map

A: St. Pancrazio Tower

by Ivan Sgualdini, less than 10 meters away

The tower of St. Pancrazio, designed by the architect Giovanni Capula in 1305, was part of the Pisan ...

St. Pancrazio Tower

B: Torre di San Pancrazio

by Jan Vrsinsky, 10 meters away

St. Pancras Tower on Piazza Indepenza. It offers a beautiful view of Il Castello, the historic center...

Torre di San Pancrazio

C: Cagliari 360

by Jan Vrsinsky, 10 meters away

Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia. The panorama is taken from Torre di San Pancrazio and is compose...

Cagliari 360

D: Cagliari St. Pancrazio Tower

by Ivan Sgualdini, 10 meters away

The tower of St. Pancrazio, designed by the architect Giovanni Capula in 1305, was part of the Pisan ...

Cagliari St. Pancrazio Tower

E: Porta Cristina

by Jan Vrsinsky, 20 meters away

Porta Cristina

F: Porta di San Pancrazio

by Jan Vrsinsky, 30 meters away

Porta di San Pancrazio

G: Cittadella dei Musei

by Jan Vrsinsky, 60 meters away

Cittadella dei Musei

H: Piazza Indipendenza, Cagliari

by Jan Vrsinsky, 70 meters away

Piazza Indipendenza, Cagliari

I: Little Funny Figurines 1

by Hans Zijlstra, 90 meters away

First hall of the national archaeological musuem at Caglaiary showing pottery, sculptures, weaponry a...

Little Funny Figurines 1

J: Little Funny Figurines 2

by Hans Zijlstra, 110 meters away

Second hall of the national archaeological musuem at Caglaiary showing pottery, sculptures, weaponry ...

Little Funny Figurines 2

This panorama was taken in Sardinia

This is an overview of Sardinia

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). The area of Sardinia is 24,090 square kilometres (9,301 sq mi). The island is surrounded (clockwise from north) by the French island of Corsica, the Italian Peninsula, Tunisia and the Balearic Islands. Sardinia is a constitutional part of Italy, with a special statute of regional autonomy under the Italian Constitution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardinia

Share this panorama