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The Tower of Calamosca is a historical building of Cagliari, situated on the hill Sant'Elia, in the St. Bartholomew area. The bulk of Torre, with the adjacent lighthouse overlooking the beach of Calamosca, which takes its name. At present the complex is owned by the Italian Navy.

The plant originating in the tower, cylindrical in shape, dates back to 1638, as written in stone wall outside and bearing the emblem of the King of Spain. Its construction was part of the defensive project of Spaniards in Sardinia, after which came the island the construction of several coastal towers. The Calamosca tower was called "tower de armas", for the powerful cannons that housed, or even signal tower, because of reports that it sent in order to communicate to Castle Cagliari any steps of ships. He had an important role in rejecting the attack of the French fleet in 1793. In the mid-nineteenth century, the original tower was built by adding the cylindrical upper body and was erected near the lighthouse.

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