"Alghero: The old town" Alghero Favorite Tip by BeChar
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Favorite thing: The old town centre is surrounded by the ancient walls of the spanish bastions, interrupted only by large towers. It was recently restored. A walk inside these walls will let you discover cabble-stone narrow streets (see "typical street" Tip), several churchs and smalls squares (piazzetas).
The tower 'Espero Reial' (Piazza Sulis), built during the 16th century, constituted one of the bastions of Alghero. It is 23m high and 23m broad. It contains two superimposed chambers and a helicoidal staircase to access the upper chamber. It was the prison which housed Vincenzo Sulis who defeated the French army at the end of the 18th century.