This is a city situated in the province of Sassari in the northwest of Sardinia. The economy, traditionally based in agriculture (vegetables, cereals, frute, vineyards, olives and pasture) animal husbandry and fishing, now turns around seasonal tourism, thanks to the increase in hotel space, and industry (mechanical, foodstuffs,wood derivatives and milk). The production of handwork from coral is one of the typical activities of the town, which also boasts a fishing port and a Marina, as well as its own airport (Fertilia).
Among the most significant monuments of the city are the towers of the Polveriera, San Giacomo (octagonally formed), Sperone, San Giovanni and Porta a Terra, as well as the late Gothic cathedral, and the church of San Francesco, begun in the XIV century and completed in successive époques. The church of the Misericordia conserves a unique wooden Christ figure with jointed arms, which dates from the XVII century.
Alguer is the most characteristic tourist centre on the Coral Riviera, with its coastline rich in solitary coves with delicate, hidden beaches bordered by thick pine forests, and steep cliffs washed by an emerald sea. Its climate, always mild, the clarity and the extraordinary colours of the sea, the perfume of the Mediterranean flora invite one to an agreeable and worry free stay.