Saint Christopher Tower

Saint Christopher Tower

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Ancient tower bult in 1070 A.D. by the citizen of Oristano as a primary gate of the walled city. It is 28 meters tall and 10 meters per side, it was built with the materials of another city, Tharros. Tharros was the most important port during the Phoenicians period in west sardinia, citizen of Tharros escape from there due to several invasion from Turkish, so Tharros was left to build Oristano, with towers and walls, using bricks "stolen" from the desert city of Tharros. #oristano #tower
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