Citadel of Museums


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Citadel of Museums

One of the gems enclosed inside Castello's ramparts is the Citadel of Museums. In the former headquarters of the Royal Arsenal, you will discover the most important artistic treasures of the city among the collections of the Archaeological Museum and of the National Art Gallery, which tell the whole history of the islands. The Citadel also includes the Siamese Art Museum, the Wax Statue Collection, and an observation deck.

Do & See

Under the arcades of Via Roma, in Largo Cargo Felice and Yenne Square, you will find the historical cafés of the city with their adorable outdoor tables. Here, espresso and cappuccino accompanied by small puff pastries are a real ceremony. Below Saint Remy Bastion, two pedestrian streets host mostly fashionable shops, which make them perfect for a walk and for a shopping afternoon: Via Manno and Via Garibaldi. Lastly, Castello is the ancient district perched on top of the hill, from which your gaze will reach the lagoon and lakes, taking your breath away. Here, the aristocracy and rulers of the city used to live throughout Cagliari's history. Indeed, even today, the coat of arms is visible on the edifice's front doors. In Castello, many places deserve a visit, so take your time to appreciate them all.