Overlooking the sea and surrounded by majestic walls, Alghero historic centre is a jewel of alleys and narrow streets overlooking small squares with little cafes and restaurants.
Piazza Civica, Piazza Duomo, Piazza del Teatro, Piazza Sventramento, to name a few, with their restaurants, bars and shops, make the old town lively and colourful. The strong Catalan-Spanish influence, due to a domination lasted about 400 years, from 1354 to 1720, is visible in the alleys, in the architecture of churches, such as Saint Francis’ Church and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, and buildings, such as the Guillot palace, the Machin palace and the D’Albis’ Palace, and even in the streets’ names, written in Italian and Catalan language.
A walk along the bastions is a must. They offer a beautiful view of the sea and Capo Caccia promontory and are one of the best places where you can admire unforgettable sunsets.