Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo

Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Raising its trunk at the side of Highway 134, you'll find Roccia dell'Elefante, an elephant-shaped rock used in ancient times as a necropolis. Originally part of the Rocky Mount Caseddazzu, the rock broke off centuries ago and rolled downhill before coming to rest at its current location. The inside walls feature carved bovine horns, representing the bull god revered for his strength and associated with death and regeneration. You'll also find furnishings meant to remind the dead of their earthly homes. Put Roccia dell'Elefante into our Castelsardo trip site to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Castelsardo.
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  • Any visit to Castelsardo or nearby must include the 'Elephant' but be sure to go with a guide or someone local who knows the fascinating history behind the natural history.  more »
  • The rock is right next to the road so it is easily accessible. Unfortunately, this makes it an attraction for everyone so you will not be able to spend some time to explore. Also there are no...  more »
  • If you are in the area then go visit, because its right by the road. Its nice but I wouldnt travel for it as the approx visit is about 3 minutes.  more »
  • Definitely recommend it to visit when you're in Sardinia! Couple on minutes drive from Castelsardo. It's free as being on the side of the road. Parking is easy and free we got there around 11am in June '19, some tourist but not crowded. Could comfortably take photos. The view also beautiful as always on this island 🌞😁
  • Worth a we quick visit if you are in the area. Small Parking area just down the road. Not much else around though.
  • Very nice structure of the stone, not too many visitors crowding the area. Free parking available right next to the stone.
  • Worth a stop! Unusual erosional formation in volcanic trachite rock. Do not miss the very old bull-horn carvings inside the chambers, cut in the rock. The road and nearby surroundings could be cleaned a bit.
  • Amazing necropolis. If you get a chance have a pick inside The 🐘 rock

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