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Nuraghi in Sardinia, discover them on the map

Nuraghi, fascinating constructions of an ancient civilisation, are among the things to see in Sardinia. Discover the most important nuraghi and the interactive map
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Nuraghi: an ancient history

Nuraghi are unique evidence of a civilisation that flourished in prehistoric Sardinia, dating back some 3,500 years. These imposing towers, built with stones without mortar, are scattered all over the island, forming an exceptional archaeological heritage. Their origin and exact function remain a mystery, but theories vary from defensive structures to ceremonial or even astronomical purposes.

Nuraghi, mystical architecture

The structure of the nuraghi is surprising in its complexity. The towers are built with large stone blocks stacked on top of each other without the use of mortar, creating a truncated cone-shaped structure. Some nuraghi reach considerable heights, with inner chambers, spiral staircases and intertwining corridors. We will take a closer look at the architectural features of some significant nuraghi, such as the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi in Barumini, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Nuraghi: which are the main ones

For those who wish to explore the nuraghi in person, Sardinia offers a wide variety of spectacular sites. From north to south, through the central regions of the island, we will immerse ourselves in the most significant sites. Through detailed descriptions and practical advice, we will guide readers to discover the nuraghi of Arzachena, Macomer, Thiesi, and many others.

Nuraghe Su Nuraxi (Barumini)

Nuraghe Barumini
Nuraghe Barumini

 

The Nuraghe Su Nuraxi, located near Barumini, is one of the world's most famous nuragic sites. Dating back to 1500 BC, it consists of a central tower over 15 metres high, surrounded by a village with courtyards and huts. Its architectural complexity and well-preserved structure have led to its inclusion in the UNESCO list of sites. The site offers guided tours that allow visitors to explore the inner chambers of the nuraghe and better understand the daily life of those ancient communities.

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Nuraghe Arrubiu (Orroli)

Nuraghe Arrubiu, external walkway
Nuraghe Arrubiu, external walkway

The Nuraghe Arrubiu, known as the Red Nuraghe, is one of the best-preserved nuraghi in Sardinia. Located in Orroli, it features a central tower with three floors and offers a detailed view of the construction and internal organisation of these ancient structures.

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Nuraghe di Palmavera (Alghero):

The Nuraghe of Palmavera, located near Alghero, is a Nuragic complex dating back to the Bronze Age. Consisting of a central tower and a surrounding village, it offers a detailed insight into the building practices and daily life of its inhabitants. Guided tours allow visitors to explore the structures and admire the complex architecture of the nuraghe.


Nuraghe Santu Antine (Torralba)

The Nuraghe Santu Antine, also known as 'Sa Domu de s'Orcu' or the House of the Orc, is one of the largest nuraghi in Sardinia. It is located near Torralba, in the north of the island. With its massive size and interior chambers, it is an impressive example of Nuragic architecture. The site also offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.


Nuragic Complex of Barì (Dorgali)

The Nuragic Complex of Barì, located near Dorgali, is an archaeological site comprising a series of nuraghi, tombs of the giants and nuragic villages. This complex provides a comprehensive picture of prehistoric life in Sardinia, with structures that have evolved over the centuries.


Nuraghe Losa (Abbasanta)

The Nuraghe Losa, in the vicinity of Abbasanta, is another example of well-preserved Nuragic architecture. Its location offers panoramic views and the site houses a series of inner chambers and spiral staircases leading to the various levels of the nuraghe.

Nuraghe Albucciu (Arzachena)

The Nuraghe Albucciu, in the Arzachena region of northern Sardinia, is part of a Nuragic complex that also includes a Tomb of the Giants and a village. Its strategic position allows spectacular views of the

Visiting these sites offers not only an opportunity to explore Nuragic history, but also to understand the social, cultural and architectural context of an ancient civilisation that profoundly shaped the identity of Sardinia

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Discover the map of nuraghi in Sardinia.

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Via Falzarego, 09123 Cagliari CA
Nuraghe Barumini
Viale Su Nuraxi, 09021 Barumini SU
Tharros Archaeological Area
Anghelo Ruju Necropolis
Monte d'Accoddi
Tombs of the Giants Orgosolo
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Viale Su Nuraxi, 09021 Barumini SU
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Anghelo Ruju Necropolis
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Monte d'Accoddi
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Tombs of the Giants Orgosolo
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