Castello di San Michele, Cagliari

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The Castle of San Michele is a medieval castle in Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, Italy.HistoryThe 1990s excavations have revealed the remains of a rural church, probably of the early medieval period, upon which was built the castle in the 12th century to defend the city of Santa Igia, the capital of the Giudicato of Cagliari. The chronology however is still uncertain: the date of construction of the castle it is doubtful as it is not clear if the church, now part of the structure, had been built before or simultaneously the castle.The military complex has three towers and a moat surrounding the building. The most important period of the Castle is undoubtedly that between 14th and the 16th centuries, when it was inhabited by the Carroz family, a noble family from Valencia.Later it was abandoned and used as a hospital during the so-called "Plague of Saint Efisio" (1652-1656). It was again fortified for prevent French attacks in the 18th centuries. Around 1940, it was manned by the Regia Marina (then Marina Militare) and then become proprierty of the comune of Cagliari. The castle has undergone a substantial modifications and now is used as a Center of Art and Culture.BibliographyG. Spano, Guida della città e dintorni di Cagliari, Cagliari, A. Timon, 1861, pp. 366–367;R. Carta Raspi, Castelli medioevali di Sardegna, Cagliari, 1933, p. 34;F. Fois, "Il castello di San Michele", in Almanacco di Cagliari, 1976, senza pagine;G. Spiga, Il castello di San Michele sentinella di Santa Igia?, Pisa, 1983;G. Anedda, Il castello di San Michele a Cagliari, Cagliari, 1984;F. Fois, Castelli della Sardegna medioevale, a cura di B. Fois, Cinisello Balsamo, Amilcare Pizzi, 1992, pp. 41–47;
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  • Great Castle, to visit. The view sula excellent town. We spent a morning on the gardens below the Castle.
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  • 360 degree views of the city's position that goes even further. Staff welcoming and helpful. Well preserved structure in parts. When we visited there was a beautiful exhibition of art. P.s the castle is inhabited by a beautiful cat
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  • Once you reach the Castle you can park either near ascent on foot through his Park so well looked after that near the elevator that takes you to the castle there is an exhibition of paintings, all but what particularly impresses is the panoramic view the city, very nice
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  • The history of the castle us uncertain, built in 12th on site of a church. It is small but we'll maintained. There was an exhibition of photos in the main gallery. Amazing views from the grounds.
  • It was not worth it. We came here at 10:30 on Saturday and it was close. At 10:40 they ve opened this place. 3€ for some exposition. Dont expect you can see nice view from castel.
  • Beautiful place and view.
  • Wonderful view and not crowded at all.
  • Panoramic view of Cagliari
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