Cruise Port Atlas | Alghero (Sardinia), Italy Map | Location

Alghero (Sardinia), Italy Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Alghero (Sardinia): Windstar, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Cunard

Key Attractions: Alghero Cathedral, St. Francis Church, Bastions and Towers, Lido Beach, Le Bombarde Beach, Lazzaretto Beach, Porto Conte Diving Center, Mugoni Beach, Nuraghe Palmavera, Anghelu Ruju necropolis, Saint Imbenia Nuraghe, Phoenician ruins, Neptune's Cave, Nereo Cave, Grotta di Ricami, Porto Conte Park rock climbing and hiking

Built near the archaeological sites of the Palmavera Nuraghe and the necropolis at Anghelu Ruju, the small port at Alghero was a stronghold of Catalan-Aragon crown during the 14th through 17th centuries and still shows marked Catalan influence. A good portion of the population still speaks a variation of the Catalan language. The city's old town is a small fortified area just south of the port and marina with narrow streets and bastions built to protect it from invaders and towers to watch for approaching ships. For the most part the port was built during the Genoese, Catalan and Savoy eras. There are several important churches within the historic center including the Cathedral. Mostly north and west of the city are many fine beaches and a wonderful park that surrounds the Bay of Porto Conte. Capo Caccia is one of Sardinia's most popular sights and offers some great caving, including Neptune's Cave which can be entered by land or by water in scuba gear. There are lots of great spots for scuba or snorkeling and the park offers hiking trails and rock climbing as well.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Italian

Secondary Languages: A local variation of Catalan

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Alghero Lido Beach by jimmyroq

Geography and Population

Alghero is on the western coast of Sardinia at the northern end of the island opposite the small port of Olbia. It is south of a large fertile agricultural plain and southeast of the stunning Porto Conte Regional Park. The city has a population of under 50,000 and is in the Sassari region of Sardinia.

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How far?

Taxis charge 1 Euro per kilometer. Initial fares and port and airport surcharges are still being researched.

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Alghero Tender Berth Alghero Airport 11 KM 25 minutes approximately 25 Euros
Alghero Tender Berth Old Town - Cathedral 0.1 KM 2 minute walk  
Alghero Tender Berth St. Francis Church 0.5 KM 2 minutes, 5 minute walk  
Alghero Tender Berth Lido Beach 2.5 KM 5 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Anghelu Ruju (necropolis) 10 KM 21 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Le Bombarde Beach 9 KM 22 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Lazzaretto Beach 10 KM 22 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Porto Conte Diving Center 12 KM 26 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Mugoni Beach 14 KM 27 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Nuraghe Palmavera 11 KM 24 minutes  
Alghero Tender Berth Capo Caccia - Neptune's Grotto 25 KM 36 minutes  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Ospedale Civile, Via Sanzio Raffaello, Alghero, SS 07041, phone - +39 079 950404, 1.6 KM, 7 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banco Di Sardegna S.P.A., Largo San Francesco, 3, 07041 Alghero Sassari, 0.6 KM, 2 minutes, 8 minute walk
Banca Carige S.P.A. Cassa Di Risparmio Di Genova E Imperia, Via 20 Settembre, 31, 07041 Alghero Sassari, 1 KM, 5 minutes, 11 minute walk

Post Office

Poste Italiane, Via Carducci, 35, 07041 Alghero Sassari, 1 KM, 5 minutes, 10 minute walk

Port and Berths

Tender Berth - Alghero is a tender port and the tender dock is adjacent to the Old Town very near the Cathedral. Nearest street address - Bastione della Maddalena, 07041 Alghero SS

Photo of Capo Caccia by Marco Busdraghi