Alghero's Old Palaces, Alghero

Alghero's Old Palaces (Self Guided), Alghero

The historic city of Alghero is home to some of the most significant architectural monuments in Italy. The city's palaces are beautiful examples of the culture and architectural style of centuries past. Take this tour to explore Alghero’s narrow, picturesque streets and its legendary palaces.
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Guide Name: Alghero's Old Palaces
Guide Location: Italy » Alghero (See other walking tours in Alghero)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: Dee
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Palazzo Carcassona
  • Palazzo de Ferrera
  • Palazzo Civico
  • Palazzo Peretti
  • Palazzo Simon
  • Palazzo Serra
  • Palazzo del Pou Salit
  • Palazzo Machin (Casa Doria)
Palazzo Carcassona

1) Palazzo Carcassona

Palazzo Carcassona, also known as Palazzo Real, was established by a Jewish family in 1400. In the mid-15th century the palace became the home of the Royal Family. The windows of the palace are designed in the Gothic-Catalan style. The palace's large wooden door, which is flanked by two arches, is now the entrance to a restaurant.
Palazzo de Ferrera

2) Palazzo de Ferrera

Palazzo De Ferrera is located in Piazza Civica, the historic center of Alghero. The palace was built in the 15th century in the Gothic style by a wealthy family of merchants. It was named after Pedro de Ferrera. During a battle in 1541, Emperor Carlos V lived here. The facade of the building is made of perfectly square blocks, laid horizontally. The palace has three floors, and the main entrance leads into a foyer with a grand staircase. On the second floor there are four arches carved from a single block of stone and supported by columns.
Palazzo Civico

3) Palazzo Civico

The 19th-century Palazzo Civico maintains its original Neoclassical facade. It is made of squared sandstone blocks with a granite base. The wooden front door is framed by small sandstone blocks. The ceiling of the hall is decorated with frescoes. Palazzo Civico is located in Piazza Municipio, near the Diva Caffe' Di Peana Giovanni. It serves as the Town Hall, and weddings are frequently held here.
Palazzo Peretti

4) Palazzo Peretti

Palazzo Peretti is located in the city center on Via Roma. It has played a significant role in the history of the city. The exterior is distinguished by a large wooden door and beautiful stone design. It was built in the 15th century in the Gothic-Catalan style by the noble family Guyo Duran. In the 18th century it was bought by the Peretti family from Corsica, and they still own the building. Although the main facade, facing Via Roma, is composed of square-shaped blocks of sandstone, the rest of the building is fully plastered.
Palazzo Simon

5) Palazzo Simon

Palazzo Simon is located on Via Gilbert Ferret, close to San Giovanni Tower. It was built in the late 13th century and restored in the late 19th century. The building was designed in the Neoclassical style. Above the massive front door, which is framed by an arch, is the emblem of the Simon family, the first owners of the palace.
Palazzo Serra

6) Palazzo Serra

Palazzo Serra is located at the corner of Piazza Civica and Via Carlo Alberto. It was built in the late 18th century by one of Alghero's wealthy, landowning families. It was later restored, but the original design remains intact. The building is a mixture of architectural styles, including Gothic – Catalan, which is common to Alghero, as well as Neoclassical and Baroque.
Palazzo del Pou Salit

7) Palazzo del Pou Salit

Palazzo del Pou Salit is an ancient, historic building constructed of stone. The palace is a fine example of old-style Catalan architectural design. Today the palace houses the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Sassari.
Palazzo Machin (Casa Doria)

8) Palazzo Machin (Casa Doria)

Palazzo Machin is located on Via Principe Umberto near Piazza Teatro. It was built in the mid-15th century in the Gothic style. The palace is also known as Palazzo Tibau, named after a previous owner who was a Catalan merchant. Ambrogio Machin lived in the palace in the early 1600s. The windows of the palace, as well as the front door, are richly ornamented.

Walking Tours in Alghero, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Alghero

Create Your Own Walk in Alghero

Creating your own self-guided walk in Alghero is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Alghero Introduction Walking Tour

Alghero Introduction Walking Tour

Alghero is an attractive city overlooking the sea. This unique city sits on the island of Sardinia, at the place where the Sardinian and Catalan people united. Take this self-guided tour to admire the most stunning points of interest in Alghero.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles