Roccia dell'Elefante, Castelsardo
(3.9/5 based on 750+ 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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  • You can't go in Castelsardo without seeing the Elephant Rock! Nature gives us some open air artworks this natural sculpture is really impressive. The more adventurous can explore the Interior descending from tunnels that carry inside to discover the domus de janas.
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  • The famous elephant rock of Castelsardo, is characteristic with a shaped part of proboscis reminiscent of the animal. Interesting to see, especially for nature lovers.
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  • The shape of the rock is funny and bears witness to centuries of wind erosion: its presence on the street could be spared such secular work. Or at least the way he could depart ... to respect!
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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