Bosa Sightseeing – Explore the city

There is something to discover for everyone in Bosa. Bosa Sightseeing is everywhere: Either when walking through the picturesque alleys of Sa Costa or drinking a cappuccino on the main squares enjoying the atmosphere. We have picked out some points of interest for you that you shouldn’t miss:

Bosa Sightseeing – Castello Malaspina and Sa Costa

Blick_auf_Bosa_smallLike a guardian Castello Malaspina overlooks the city of Bosa. The castle also called Castello Seravalle was built in 1200 by the genoese Count Malaspina. In the 13th and 15th century it grew under pisan and catalan influence. You can reach the castle best by taking the stairs on either side of Sa Costa (the district beneeth the castle). The stairs are quite steep and it takes some breath to reach the top but once you’re there, it certainly pays off!

A marvelous panoramic view over Bosa even to Bosa Marina and the sea on one side. On the other side you can see far into the valley of the river Temo. If you’re interested in the city’s history you shouldn’t miss the small Roman chapel Nuestra Signora de ses Regnos Altos inside the castle yard called. It shows beautiful frescos on the walls from the 14th and 15th century. It is here were the September procession called Festa di Nostra Signora di Regnos Altos takes place. One of the most important events of Bosa.

On your way down take a walk through the narrow alleys of Sa Costa, the part of the city underneath the castle. Here you can find true Sardinian life as you may know from classic movies. Fresh sheets hung up across the street, the smell of fresh made tomato sauce and some laughter and chatting from children playing in the small atriums between the houses.

Our tip: If you visit Bosa with small children try to leave your stroller at your hotel. Use one of the baby carrier alternatives. The storical alleys are made of single stones and are very difficult for any kind of stroller.

Bosa Sightseeing – Centro Storico Bosa

Piazza_Fontana_Bosa_smallJust one block away from the riverside you find the famous shopping mile called Corso Vittorio Emanuele. Once it was the center of trade and craftswork. Today people still like to sit outside the cafes or stroll along the small boutiques. Bosa’s famous coral jewellery and the latest of Italian fashion catch the eye. Take a break on Piazza Fontana, have a cappuccino, watch life in the streets and enjoy the Italian moment. At the very end of Corso Vittorio Emanuele you find Piazza Monumento. On the main square of the city, where at sunset kids come out to practice their bicycle skills, moms have a chat with their friends…

Our tip: During high season the cafes on Piazza Fontana have bands play in the evenings, jazz and pop music.

Bosa Sightseeing – River Temo

Bosa_am_FlussThe famous Roman stone bridge Ponte Vecchio is one of the ways for crossing the river Temo. Caught on many pictures it has become a famous trademark for Bosa. Coming from the south and crossing the bridge you get a spectacular view over the city and the cathedral of Bosa: Cattedrale Maria Immacolata. Also here you will find the only traffic lights in Bosa. The Temo is the only river in Sardinia on which ships can navigate.

 

 Bosa_GerbereienAlong its banks stretch the picturesque palm tree promenade, Via Lungo Temo (Alcide de Gasperi), and the historic tanneries called Conce. The houses of Sas Conzas (Conce) always have been a motive on pictures and are protected by monument conservation. A special event which takes place on the river itself is the Celebration of La Madonna del Mare. It is celebrated every first Sunday in August.

 

Weekly markets in Bosa

Bosa_Wochenmarkt_smallIn our opinion the markets are also part of the sightseeing in Bosa. So visit the weekly market on Tuesday from 9am – 2pm. And don`t be shy to bargain!!

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