Old Town

Alghero Vecchia

Alghero Vecchia” is the charming old town of Alghero. It is surrounded by seven great towers and the old walls that still stand at the sea edge. They date back to the Catalan-Aragonese conquests in the sixteenth century.


The narrow cobbled streets and alleys of the Old Town are abuzz with people and activities until late at night. Summer and spring are the peak seasons when the whole city comes to life.

The car-free zone of this historic centre of Alghero is perfect for enjoying a leisurely stroll. Here you can find perfect gifts in the many small shops, sample local produce in the bars and restaurants and visit the old churches.

The fifteenth century palaces, the Civic Theatre with its neoclassic façade, the cathedral and the sixteenth century bell tower of Santa Maria are all representative of a long Sardinian legacy; even the houses of the centre of Alghero stood through the bombings of the Second World War.

The historic center of Alghero can be defined as a real mine of history, culture and archaeological sites, but there is no doubt that a role of incredible importance is covered by places of worship, extraordinarily numerous for a “city” that was vast only a few acres and that had about 7000 permanent residents!

You will find ancient churches in the Aragonese Catalan style, manifestations of the faith of centuries that are repeated unchanged, extraordinary treasures, a sign of the profound love for the Lord.

The Carmel Church is located right at the end of Via Cavour. It was built around 1600 by the minor friars, who also built a large convent adjacent to the church. Today the building is still open to worship, and only recently – after long restoration –  some of the many works of art that adorned the church in past centuries have been reintroduced

The Cathedral of Santa Maria is one of the main churches of Alghero, located in the historic center and built around the 16th century. second different styles, even if the Catalan Gothic style is highlighted. It is famous for the bell tower which stands out from the historic center of Alghero. Its main entrance is on the small Piazza del Duomo.

Old Town

There are 5 bus lines to move between the different areas of the city.

  • A.F. – Alghero – Ospedale Marino – Fertilia
  • A.P. – Alghero – Pietraia – Maria Pia
  • A.C. – Alghero – Carmine
  • Al.F.A. – Alghero – Fertilia – Aeroporto


You can buy tickets in the authorized shops and at the ticket office inside the Public Gardens Giuseppe Manno(Via Catalogna angolo Via Cagliari).


City-Touristic sites connections

You can reach the main touristic sites from the city center using the following bus lines:


  • Alghero – Porto Conte – Capo Caccia (Grotta di Nettuno)
  • Alghero – Sella & Mosca (Necropoli di Anghelu Ruju) – San Marco (Zona Industriale)
  • Alghero_Fertilia – Zirra (S.M. La Palma) – Porto Ferro – Villa Assunta


Ticket office: Public Gardens Giuseppe Manno, via Catalogna angolo via Cagliari.

On the website www.arst.sardegna.it you will find all the information about times and routes.

The “Green Train” crosses the north of Sardinia, connecting the Riviera del Corallo to Palau. You will cross the hills to reach the sea: an amazing way to know the territory!

On the website www.treninoverde.com you can find all the information about the timetable and prices.


Tourist Information Office Alghero
LO QUARTER , Largo San Francesco.
Phone Number: 079/979054

Email infoalghero@comune.alghero.ss.it 

InfoAlghero is the information point for citizens and tourists that unites the Public Relations Office (URP) and the Tourist Information Office (ITU).

InfoAlghero is on the ground floor of Lo Quarter 
URP OPENING HOURS – Public Relations Office 
from  Monday to Friday 9 – 1 pm / 3,30 pm – 6,30 pm
Saturday 10-12
UIT OPENING HOURS –  Tourist Information Office
from Monday to Friday 9 – 1 pm / 3,30 pm – 6,30 pm
Saturday 9-1 pm / 4 pm – 7 pm
Sunday  10 – 1 pm  ( from March to October)

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