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Bastion San Remy: photo description (Bastione di San Remy)

Bastion San Remy is one of the most important fortifications of Cagliari in Sardinia. Bastion is located in Sestiere Castello, which is considered the historical center of the city. The name of this tourist attraction is derived from the name of the Baron of San Remy, the first Piedmontese Viceroy.

The Bastion was built in the late 19th century on the ancient city walls of Cagliari, which was built in the early 14th century. These walls were connected by the southern bastions Dzekka, Santa Caterina and Sperone, who had United the Castello quarter, with the quarters of Villanova and Marina.

In 1896 year, the engineer Giuseppe Costa and Fulgenzio Setti designed Passegiata Coperta (covered walkway) and La Terrazza Umberto I (terrace) - last was built on the site of the old Bastion of St. Mary. The whole design is executed in classical style with Corinthian columns and built of white and yellow limestone. The Grand opening took place in 1901, the year.

Staircase with two flights that begins in Piazza della Costituzione, interrupted Passegiata Coperta and ends under the Arch on the Terrace Umberto I. In 1943, the year the staircase and arch was seriously damaged during an air RAID on Cagliari, but after the Second World war was restored.

The Terrace Umberto I you can get to the Bastion of Santa Caterina, on the site where once stood a Dominican monastery, destroyed during the fire in 1800, the year. They say that the walls of this gloomy monastery in 1668, the year was preparing the murder of the Spanish Viceroy Camarassa - the most notorious bloody events of those years.

Passegiata Coperta since its opening in 1902, the year was used for different purposes. Originally, it served as a Banquet hall, then, during the First World war, it housed the infirmary and during the Second World Indoor Transition found shelter those whose homes were destroyed during the bombing of the city. After many years of neglect of Passegiata Coperta was restored and transformed into a cultural venue for art exhibitions.