Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo

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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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  • Toruristic place, pictures vieu, place to be and to take a picture. Impressive rock that looks like an elephant  more »
  • A natural wonder, from the pictures I imagined bigger though I must riaccennare that is just charming! Too bad it's right next to the road, quite dangerous
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  • Charming, like all natural attractions, it remains a rock at the side of a road linking
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  • Nice free rock to stop and look at. Looks like an elephant. Also has some holes carved into the centre of it. When we were there, there was a few people selling local goods too. Parking is just pulling up on the side of a main road. Be careful when crossing!
  • Fun to watch - at least from one angle. When you look at older pictures of this rock, you can see how the salty air from the sea washed it down over time.
  • Roca con forma de elefante que puedes visitar en Cerdeña. No tiene zona de aparcamiento ni nada, aparcas en el arcén y paras rápidamente a verla. Esto puede ser un peligro si viajas con niños.
  • Strange rock, realy looks like an elefant. Nice to visit when you are in the area, like visiting the village of Castelsardo.
  • Nice enough porous rock. Looks rather like an elephant from some distance. A bit lacking in parking and information about 8it, though.
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