San Giacomo tower
In the final part of the Bastioni entitled to Christopher Columbus, there is the octagonal tower of San Giacomo.
Built in the XVI century to honor King Giacomo I “the Conqueror”, the tower shows typical Catalan patterns, such as the recess in the entrance and the spiral staircase that brings to the lower floor.
Known as “Torre dei cani”, because it was recently used as the city dog shelter, San Giacomo tower links the Bastione Cristoforo Colombo to the Bastione Marco Polo, that arrive to the Ospedale Vecchio, that today hosts the Department of Architecture of the University.
This part of the Bastioni, one of the most beautiful of the historic city center, was recently restored and this magnificent area is now closed to traffic. The area counts many bars and restaurants, from which it is possible to admire the view of the gulf as well as the promontory of Capo Caccia.