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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  • A tour of pus that we could not do, written on internet visiting hours are false.
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  • View from this place about Cagliari is beautiful. However, not much for the Castle. The cost to enter is €3.-per adult and €2.-per child. Inside the Castle so that it's not a castle seems (stairs, Elevator, wooden floors and plate where art against it. The art was very nice but it is very small. With a quarter of an hour we were already outside. For the children there was nothing to and for the adults too little. The environment/the park is beautiful to walk and to watch over the city.
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  • Manor House set in one of the many hills of the city, architecturally nothing earth-shattering, however from the top you can admire the city from an enviable position. However it is well worth a visit
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  • Panoramic view of Cagliari
  • I went there many times but today I was able to see the Castle inside, a fifth-grade boy made from driving, very good at explaining all the details of the Castle! Worth visiting, it is well maintained and a disability can visit you!
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  • Fantastic piece of medieval defences of Cagliari. Magnificent view of the city and the surrounding area. To see absolutely.
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  • A rare place to isolate themselves in the city.
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  • Impressive and interesting, you can enjoy a wide view to the city being located in the upper part of the city, what to visit
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