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  • nuraghe Losa, Abbasanta
    nuraghe Losa, Abbasanta
  • paleolithic church, San Giovanni Sinis
    paleolithic church, San Giovanni Sinis
  • baptismal font, San Giovanni Sinis
    baptismal font, San Giovanni Sinis
  • Tharros excavations
    Tharros excavations
  • Su Nuraxi, Barumini
    Su Nuraxi, Barumini
  • roman thermal baths,  Fordongianus
    roman thermal baths, Fordongianus
  • basilica, Santa Giusta
    basilica, Santa Giusta
  • museum, Barumini
    museum, Barumini
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Archaeology and ...

There are numerous archaeological sites with evidences of the pre-Nuragic and Nuragic ages. You can visit several sites, from the most famous ones to those that are often unknown to the general public, discovering the ancient history and the legends: it’s a charming journey through the sacred and the profane.

These are just some of the places that you could appreciate:

the Domus de Janas (the fairy houses) of the Sant’Antonio villa, a wide necropolis which extends on a large rocky bank and has twelve tombs dating back to the third millennium BC;

the nearby Curru Tundu menhir which is one of the tallest on the island; the sanctuary village of Santa Cristina in Paulilatino, about one hectare wide, characterized by a magnificent basaltic sacred well, built around 1300 BC, which is probably the finest example of Nuragic architecture;

the famous Tharros excavations in San Giovanni, with many evidences of the Nuragic, the Punic and the Roman ages, in the latter the most monumental public buildings were built, including two thermal facilities and the temple on the sea, whose most attractive part are the two charming columns; the sacred underground well in the church of San Salvatore, dating back to 1780;

the archaeological complex of Nuraghe Losa where you can see a prehistoric structure consisting of a tholos “nuraghe” with a complex trefoil design; the very small Paleolithic church in San Giovanni di Sinis, one of the oldest ones still in use in Sardinia;

the cathedral of Santa Giusta and its sanctuary crypt, built in 1140 by local and Arab craftsmen, but also by craftsmen from Pisa and the Lombardia Region;

the site of Su Nuraxi in Barumini awarded in 1997 of the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO: it is a nuragic complex where you can admire an impressive and still intact nuraghe, surrounded by a large village;

the sanctuary and basilica of Nostra Signora del Rimedio built in the nineteenth century, which is still a major destination for the believers and it’s full of ex-votos, and whose worship dates back to at least the VI century; and finally, last but not least, the ancient Roman baths of Fordongianus, where you can still access the hot springs with beneficial properties, built between the first and third centuries AD, and some ruins of the amphitheater and of an aqueduct.

paleolithic church, San Giovanni Sinis
Beata Vergine Immacolata church, Barumini
crypt of the basilica, Santa Giusta
Nostra Signora del Rimedio sanctuary, Oristano
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