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The historic center of Alghero: photo description (Centro storico)

The historic centre of Alghero is a must visit attraction of the small Sardinian town. Here, among the cobbled streets and ancient palaces with arched Windows and hidden doors, hidden story of Alghero, his spirit and true image. Here, everywhere you can feel the Balearic Islands - it is in the architectural details of the urban decor, in the language of the local people, in the ancient churches - it says that the love of distant and lost in time the homeland of the Spanish is still alive in these streets.

1102 strengthened in the year by order of the Genoese family of Doria to protect their possessions in the North-West of Sardinia, Alghero immediately became the subject of conquest. The first tried to attack the fortress city of Pisa Republic, that happened in 1283 the year. Only a year lasted leaning domination on this earth, and in 1284, the year the city became the Genoese again. Despite this, up to our days there were very few reminders of the reign of the family of Doria - only in the walls and streets of Alger Vella, as it is called the ancient centre of the city, local residents.

In June 1353, the year king Peter IV of Aragon arrived at the Harbor of Alghero with 90 Galleons, and after a long siege that lasted several months, the city has become a Catalan. It immediately settled immigrants from the Iberian Peninsula began about five centuries of history of the Catalan of Alghero, the traces of which are still clearly visible everywhere.

The main attraction of Alghero's historic centre is the city's fortress. You can get into it in two ways: through the gates of the Terra Port or Port salve. Despite the fact that today the walls of the fortress is partially destroyed, it still impresses and attracts tourists.

The centre of the old town Piazza Civica, with its cobblestones and ancient buildings. On via Carlo Alberto is Palazzo Gujo in Catalan style - it is remarkable deaf arcade and arched Windows. On the same street, incidentally, is one of the most visited in the city, stands the Church of San Francesco 14th century. Partially rebuilt, it harmoniously combines the features of the styles of the Catalan Gothic and the Italian Renaissance. And a little farther is another Church, San Michele, dedicated to the patron Saint of Alghero. You can also see the Church Chiesa della Misericordia, built in the 17th century.

Opposite the Torre di San Giacomo is a Church Carmelo 18th century, with a notable belfry. And if we are really to take in the history of religion, then you should definitely visit the old house converted to Church of the Madonna del Rosario, 2000, the year it hosts the Museum of sacred art with paintings, silverware and marble from all over the diocese. Nearby is the Cathedral of Santa Maria, whose construction began in 1567, the year.

Directly opposite the entrance to the Cathedral is the street of Sant'erasmo, with its numerous buildings in the style of Catalan Gothic, for example, Palazzo Carcassonne with amazing arches on the upper floor. No less interesting are the Palazzo makin on the street Principe Umberto. And the Palazzo Serra - this is a sample mix of styles, the Baroque and Rococo. Neo-classical features can be seen in such buildings as the Palazzo Lavagna, Palazzo Civico, Teatro, Civico in the eponymous square, Palazzo Balata and Palazzo Simon.