Ticket To Su Nuraxi, Casa Zapata Museum And Centre Giovanni Liliu In Barumini

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    SU NURAXI Archeological Zone , January - February first visit 09:00  last visit 16:00 , March first visit 09:00 last visit 16:30 , April first visit 09:00 last visit 18:00 , May first visit 09:00 l.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Barumini
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable

Overview

Entrance ticket to Su Nuraxi Archeolgical Zone where you can find the biggest nuragic complex in Sardinia, Casa Zapata Museum and the centre of scientist Giovanni Liliu.  All locations are within the town of Barumini but we advise moving between them in car or transfer, Please note that the Archeological Zone Su Nuraxi can be visited only with the guide and the guided visits for small groupss depart every half an hour from 9:00. at the nuraghe.

Know More about this tour

Visiting Barumini and its territory means discover a world rich in history and tradition. The most important of witnesses of this glorious past is undoubtedly Su Nuraxi archaeological zone. Discovered and brought to light in the Fifties, during excavations conducted by the great archaeologist Giovanni Lilliu, the area consists of an impressive complex nuraghe, built in different phases as from the 15th century BC and an extended village of huts developed all around it during the following centuries. A wonderful place that now since 1997 has been enrolled in Unesco World Heritage Lists because of its uniqueness.
The Nuragic civilization developed in Sardinia during a period of about 1000 years (1500-500 BC) giving rise to a very complex social structure, characterized by communities divided into different social classes to which families or clans belonged.
It is named after the most characteristic monument of that period: the Nuraghe a word that means pile of stones and cavity, which goes to indicate a type of military architecture with turreted walls. So far, across the island more than 7000 nuraghes (single towers and complex nuraghes) were surveyed and in the territory of Barumini about thirty of them appear. Su Nuraxi is the most representative of complex nuraghes, i.e. consisting of more than one tower. Their building in Sardinia is primarily done between the Middle Bronze and the Recent Bronze Age with a strictly military function; even if they are older of about 3000 years, in fact, they were very similar to medieval castles and were used to defend the surrounding lands. Subsequently they were adapted and reused up to the Iron Age and sometimes they were also used by people who took the place of Nuragic ones.

A great heritage, that one of Barumini, which has been enriched recently of another wonder: Su Nuraxi e Cresia. Another complex nuraghe brought to light in the Nineties during the restoration works of Casa Zapata, the old noble residence of Zapata family, coming from Aragon, built on the complex nuraghe as from the end of 1500. So its remarkable to enter into a 16th century palace and then unexpectedly find yourself facing a very impressive nuraghe that you can visit by elevated walkways and glass floors making your viewpoint unique and inimitable. Today the Spanish residence, consisting not only of the palace but also of a beautiful garden overlooking the parish Church, a large court and agricultural set of buildings built as from the beginning of 1900, is the seat of the so-called Casa Zapata Museum organized into three sections: archaeological, historical and ethnographic.

Inclusions

  • Entrance fees and advance booking

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • If you require a private guide in other languages (Spanish, German, French or Russian) it can be arranged for an extra cost.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions : at Su Nuraxi only

Not recommended for participants with back problems : at Su Nuraxi only

Not recommended for pregnant women : at Su Nuraxi only

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair : at Su Nuraxi only

Not wheelchair accessible : at Su Nuraxi only

Your tickets will be held at the box office for collection

please dress appropriately for climbing inside the nurage - comfortable shoes neccesary