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Torre di Murtas (Quirra Sardegna)

Torre di Murtas (Quirra Sardegna)



Murtas tower, stands 7 miles S of Torre San Giovanni di Sarrala, fortification of the Kingdom of Sardinia, is located on a hill overlooking the beautiful beach of Murtas. The tower has the characteristic shape of a truncated cone with different openings and dome. It was built between 1792 and 1794 to act as lookout and defense.

Some important red rocks above water are close E to her.

The Beach Murtas or beach Quirra is located in a military zone, which does not make it freely accessible throughout the year, but it is generally available for most of the summer..

La tour de Murtas, à 7 MN au S de la tour S. Giovanni di Sarrala, fortification du règne de sardaigne, se trouve sur une colline surplombant la magnifique plage de Murtas. La tour a la forme caractéristique d'un cône avec des ouvertures différentes et un dôme. Il a été construit entre 1792 et 1794 pour servir de guet et de défense.

Certaines importantes roches rouges immergées se trouvent près d'elle, sur le côté E.

La plage de Murtas ou la plage Quirra est située dans une zone militaire, ce qui ne permet pas son accessibilité toute l'année, mais elle est généralement accessible pendant presque toute la période estivale.

Torre di Murtas (Quirra Sardegna)
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La Torre di Murtas, 7MN S da Torre S. Giovanni di Sarrala, fortificazione del Regno di Sardegna, si trova su un’altura che domina la bellissima spiaggia di Murtas. La torre presenta la caratteristica forma tronco conica con diverse aperture e volta a cupola. Venne costruita fra il 1792 e il 1794 con funzioni di avvistamento e difesa.

Alcuni importanti rocce rossastre sopra acqua si trovano E vicino da ella.

La Spiaggia di Murtas o spiaggia di Quirra si trova in una zona militare, cosa che non la rende liberamente accessibile in ogni parte dell’anno, ma la spiaggia è generalmente accessibile per quasi tutto il periodo estivo.

Torre di Murtas (Quirra Sardegna)
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Cala di Murtas (Quirra Sardegna)

Cala di Murtas, also also known under the name of cove Quirra, bordered by a long sandy beach, lies between the tower and Cape S. Lorenzo. The cove is dominated by the ruins of the castle Quirra which stood on 296 m high hill.
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Golfo di Carbonara (Sardegna)

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