Alghero, a medieval city, situated in the north-western part of Sardinia has much to offer – rich culture, delicious food, cute medieval streets, amazing views over Capo Caccia and much more. A lively and picturesque city is buzzing with energy, and although it is touristic, it still has a certain charm. Alghero has been a Spanish colony and its influence can still be felt all over the town. From Catalan language to street signs, you can still see the preserved Spanish influence. City walls build in the 16th century to defend themselves from the intruders, surround the old city centre. Nowadays they are a popular spot and serve as a promenade for tourists to stroll on. The best way to really experience Alghero is to just “be there” and enjoy. Go for a coffee in one of the numerous cafes and bars on the city walls or in the piazzas. Have “aragosta all catalana”, a famous lobster dish while enjoying the view of the marina from one of the rooftop restaurants. Shop for red corals and jewellery made from it or you can hit the beach in the northern part of the town. Alghero is definitely a place where I would like to return and a favourite on our whole trip!
Photos by: Jure Gačnik