Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo

(3.9/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
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 on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Castelsardo trip itinerary planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • With some imagination you can see in this rock shaped like an elephant. Also the place is beside a highway and it is very dangerous to visit. To see only if you're really just passing through.
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  • Just outside of Castelsardo, where the 200 SS and the SS 134 meet is immediately on the left of the well-known and much-photographed Roccia dell'Elefante road. The rock weathered to a whimsical elephants is another landmark of Sardinia. A small parking lot where merchants offer cheese and drinks is slanted towards the rock. If you're in the area you can make a photo stop. A wide approach or long detour is worth little.
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  • Typical attraction. Unfortunately is situated on a street where it's not so easy to stop. but it sure is worth seeing. . And think about that strange games nature do
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  • It really is a georgeus elephant, and the surrounding views are really nice :) Nice place to divert your route through and stop for a few minutes.
  • Cute, pretty and funny. It's curiós site, an ideal for people Who loves geology.
  • It is awesome what the nature can do. Definitely one of the most rare places to visit
  • It is just a rock in the middle of nowwhere but a very nice rock ;)
  • Nothing special