What to see near the port of Cagliari
The premise to be made is that since it is a city with a thousand-year history, Cagliari has numerous testimonies of its glorious past on its territory.
As for the religious buildings, it is impossible not to mention the Basilica of San Saturnino, patron saint of the city; the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, dating back to the 13th century; the church of San Michele and the Collegiate Church of Sant'Anna, both in Baroque style.
The Sanctuary of Nostra Signora di Bonaria also deserves a mention: located on the hill of the same name, the complex is one of the most important places of Marian worship on the island. Near the sanctuary there is also the monumental cemetery of Bonaria, one of the most important in Europe.
Among the civil architectures, however, we can point out the Royal Palace (residence of the viceroys and sovereigns of the Kingdom of Sardinia), the Antico Palazzo di Città, Palazzo Boyl, the Art Nouveau palaces, Palazzo Belgrano (seat of the rectorate and the library of the University of Cagliari) and Palazzo Bacaredda, seat of the Municipality.
The city is also embellished with a whole series of military buildings. The castle of San Michele guards the inhabited area below: built in the period of the Giudicati, it currently houses a cultural center.
Taking a stroll along the city streets, it is not difficult to come across the Pisan walls and towers, among which the Torre di San Pancrazio stands out, the highest in Cagliari (the others are that of the Elephant, the Sperone and the Eagle). We must not forget the imposing Bastion of Saint Remy, built towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the Savoyard Fort of Sant'Ignazio, located on the Sant'Elia hill.