Bastione Saint Remy


Style : Revivalism

Designers: Ing. Giuseppe Costa (1900-1902)

The Bastione S. Remy, inaugurated in 1902, connects the neighborhoods of Castello, Marina and Villanova, in the past separated by a drop of thirty meters, through a monumental double flight of steps, which leads to a covered promenade and a panoramic viewpoint on the top. At the centre of the steps fork, a big niche was supposed to house a sculpted group, probably describing the emblem of the city. From the extension of the covered promenade you can enter a garden. The covered promenade, over time, was occasionally used as infirmary, school and centre of the Permanent Exhibition of the Autocracy, during the Fascist Era. It was also a homeless refuge, and hosted the first Sardinian Trade Fair. Like other surrounding buildings, the Bastione was critically damaged by the aerial bombings in 1943 and rebuilt as it was before, with the same material: Bonaria’s calcareous stone.

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