The Bastion of Saint Remy

Bastione di Saint Remy

The Bastion of Saint Remy is a peculiar area in the District of Castello.

When you have a walk in the historical centre, going along lanes and little streets  stretching among houses crammed on one another, in a moment you will find yourself on a great terrace overlooking the city of Cagliari. As soon as you get there, you will be immediately impressed  by the white color of its monuments, by the great limestone arch, by the stairway, by the floor, the columns  and the balustrades.

The Bastion is one of the most recent parts of Castello, dating back to the end of the 19th century, while the rest of the district  is of medieval origin. This building was created to link the District of Castello to the quarters of Marina and Villanova below. It is in classical style and its Corinthian columns give it an imposing appearance. A double stairway leads to  the covered promenade that was opened at the beginning of the 20th century and later on used for different purposes. After the latest renovation, the Promenade has been revalued as a cultural space and now it houses especially art exhibitions.

From the large  “Umberto I” terrace  you can enjoy a wide view of the city and of the port of Cagliari. Nowadays it is a meeting point for young people, who often sit on the stairs a few steps from the university, mixed up with tourists having a break during their city tour.