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Located in the province of Sassari, Alghero is an interesting historical town in Italy's northwestern region. The medieval town of Alghero is situated on the beautiful Coral Riviera. The town features an interesting combination of Italian and Catalan influences, which results in a unique cultural mix that attracts visitors year-round. It's a place to enjoy the waterfront, marina and amazing architecture. Besides soaking up its unique history and culture, you can also partake in a range of delicious foods, drinks and local delights.

Alghero is regularly on the top of Italy's most-visited list of towns. There is a terrific choice of holiday accommodation, ranging from high-end luxury resorts to cheap hotels in Alghero. Whether you're travelling alone or as a couple, there are rooms to suit any budget. There is also accommodation suited for families and large groups travelling with people of all ages.

Neighbourhoods of Alghero

Alghero is a charming mix of ancient, old and new, from town to coastline. Some of the popular areas for visitors are:

  • Centro Storico: This old town is full of antique walls, winding streets and honey-coloured buildings. It is home to many of the best attractions, including great shopping, tasty foods and refreshing drinks.
  • Capo Caccia: A huge promontory featuring tall limestone cliffs and sea caves, including the huge Neptune Grotto. It's also part of a nature reserve.

The Beaches: Lying primarily in the northern part of town, visitors are spoilt for choices when it comes to beaches. Some of the prime spots are:

  • La Pelosa: Considered one of the best beaches in Sardinia.
  • Le Bombarde: A wide, fine white-sand beach with super-clear water.
  • Mugoni: A protected marine area surrounded by pine trees and a sheltered beach with emerald-green waters.
  • Spaggia di Pia Maria: A beautiful stretch of white sands, backed by dunes and a pine forest.
  • Rena Majori della Nurra: A pristine cove that is ideal for diving.

What to see and do in Alghero

Other than stunning beaches, there are many sites and attractions to explore. Most of them revolve around interesting history and a mix of architectural styles. From a laundry list of attractions and activities, some of the highlights include:

  • Anghelu Ruju Necropolis: An amazing archaeological site comprising 38 chamber tombs.
  • Cattedrale di Santa Maria: A fine example of a Catalan Gothic church. The Campanile is one of the town's signature landmarks.
  • Piazza Civica: The town's former heart and showcase square. Today, it is known for jewellery shops and having the grandest café in Alghero – Caffe Constantino.
  • Museo Archeologico della Città di Alghero: Recently opened in 2016, this site charts the history of human settlement in the area.
  • Porta a Mare: An ancient gateway linking Piazza Civica and the marina.
  • Museo Diocesano d’Arte Sacra: Housed in the former Oratorio del Rosario, this is an exhibition of religious artefacts from the town's cathedral.
  • Giardini Pubblici: The town's luscious, green park enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

What to eat in Alghero

Alghero cuisine is one of Sardinia's most varied and unique cuisines because of its influence from both the Sardinian and Catalan culture. Dishes to seek out include:

  • Fried moray eel
  • Dogfish in garlic sauce
  • Salted sea bream
  • Catalan lobster
  • Spaghetti with lobster
  • Pasta with sea urchin
  • Octopus tagliolini

Typical events and festivals in Alghero

No matter what time of year you decide to visit Alghero, there is always something special going on. Some of the most popular celebrations and events include:

  • Feast of Our Lady of Valverde: A saints' day celebration held on the first Sunday after Easter each year.
  • Festival Alguer: A summer-long celebration of live music and culture. The event involves local jazz clubs and other local establishments.
  • Sagra del Bogamari: From early-January to mid-February, this festival is one of the Alghero's biggest and is dedicated to sea urchins.
  • Summer Music: Sardinian music is celebrated throughout the summer months of July and August.
  • San Miguel: At the end of September, the city's streets turn into a theatre featuring plays, live music and entertainment.

How to move around in Alghero

The bus service in Alghero is very efficient. It operates back and from the nearby airport, as well as within the town itself. There are several bus stops throughout the town's major areas. Still, it is also relatively easy to explore the city on foot, particularly around the older neighbourhoods. Also, there are plenty of taxis operating in Alghero.

The climate in Alghero

This part of Sardinia has a relatively mild climate. The summers in Alghero enjoy long, warm and sunny days — typical for the Mediterranean. The winters are slightly milder. Only a handful of days per year register sub-zero temperatures, which is rare for the Mediterranean. The best time to visit Alghero is during the spring and summer. These are the hottest seasons and bring the best weather, usually around 25-29° C.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Alghero

The most centrally located hotels in Alghero with the best ratings are: Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa, Hotel Angedras and Bed & Breakfast Las Rosas.

It depends on the category of the hotel. If you want to stay at a 4-star hotel in Alghero, the average price per night is 48 , while you will pay an average of 33 for a 3-star hotel, and in a more luxurious 5-star hotel, you"ll pay around 89 .

You can make reservations at Hotel Angedras if you´re looking for a hotel with valet service for your visit to Alghero.

If you need a hotel with disabled access in Alghero, we recommend Hotel Angedras, Hotel Alma Di Alghero and Bed And Breakfast Le Camelie.

The best hotels in Alghero for adults only are Hotel Corte Rosada Resort & Spa and Bed and Breakfast Rosso Di Sera.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Alghero are Hotel Alghero Resort Country & Spa, Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa and Bed and Breakfast Rosso Di Sera.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Alghero with express check-in and check-out are Hotel Angedras, Bed & Breakfast Las Rosas and Hotel Villa Piras.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Alghero are Bed and Breakfast Rosso Di Sera, Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa and Hotel Angedras.

In Alghero, Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa, Hotel Angedras and Hotel Alma Di Alghero offer 24-hour front desk service.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Alghero, like Bed and Breakfast Rosso Di Sera, Villa Las Tronas Hotel & Spa or Hotel Angedras.