The Ghetto of Jews

Il Ghetto degli Ebrei

Il Ghetto degli Ebrei

Another interesting place to visit in Cagliari is the Ghetto of Jews, also known as “ex barracks of St. Carlo”. It is situated in Via Santa Croce, on the homonymous bastion. Its story is rooted in ancient times. It was built in 1738,  it was dedicated to King Carlo Emanuele III of the House of Savoy and it was mainly used as a barrack, in particular around the half of the 19th century, when it hosted more than three hundred men, 40 horses, various lodgings and stables. In the last decades of the 19th century the buildings became private houses.
It was wrongly named Ghetto of Jews because it was situated near the area where the Jews lived.
Nowadays it is the seat of the Art and Culture Council Centre and its rooms, which are placed on four levels, host many cultural events, temporary exhibitions and other meetings. You can visit the museum all the year round. In winter it is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m every day, except on Mondays.  In summer it is open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from  5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day, except on Mondays.
If you want to book a guided tour, the phone number is 070 6402115. You can also contact the following  e-mail address: ilghetto@camuweb.it