Archeology
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Alghero

Nuraghe Palmavera and Necropoli Anghelu Ruju (S.I.L.T. Cooperative)


COOPERATIVE S.I.L.T. – TOURIST SERVICES 

 


 

The S.I.L.T.  counts on wide experience in cultural, tourist and environmental services since 1985. Our office is based at the  Nuraghe Palmavera, on the SS 127 bis provincial road – km 45,450. We can offer personalized excursions and tours in Alghero and its surroundings, including important archaeological sites in our territory: the nuragic complex of Palmavera and the necropolises  of Anghelu Ruju and  Santu Pedru. We tailor the tour and its duration on your needs and preferences. 

 


 

THE NECROPOLIS OF ANGHELU RUJU

The necropolis of Anghelu Ruju is one of the most important and renowned archeological sites in Sardinia; it is a mystic and fascinating place, where you will get in touch with the past and  perceive the mysterious dead-and nature-worship cults of these ancient peoples.The site is located a few kilometers away from Alghero, on the SP42 road to Porto Torres; here you can visit one of the largest and most ancient complex of artificial caves, used  by different generations of people between 3300 and 1500 BC).

Accidentally discovered in 1903 near a small river – the Riu Filibertu – and excavated in different moments until 1967, the necropolis holds 38 domus de janas (burial caves), many of which are well preserved and rich in  bas-reliefs, engravings and symbols  typical of the Neolithic and Eneolithic ages:  taurine and boat-shaped horns, false doors, columns, architraves and steps are just some of the valuable elements that can be admired.

 


 

THE NURAGIC COMPLEX OF
PALMAVERA (XV – VIII century BC.)

The complex of Palmavera is  a notable example of  the Nuragics, civilisation which left remarkable traces all over
Sardinia. At Palmavera you will appreciate the main features of nuragic monuments and have an idea of how life was 3500 years ago.

Here, you will appreciate: the well-preserved nuragic tower (or Keep), which overlooks the surrounding village comprising about 50 huts, and the Hut of Meetings (one of the largest in Sardinia). The Hut contains: a sacred, sculptured reproduction of the same nuraghe (bethel); a stone bench that runs along the internal perimeter of the hut, where the local chiefs discussed the affairs of the village, and a throne – unique in  Sardinia -, which hosted the main chief and represents a fine example of nuragic art.

At Palmavera you can also appreciate the perimeter walls, a thick wall that surrounds the central area of the nuraghe and  separates it from the rest of the village. The site is very easy to understand; it is a good evidence of nuragic architecture and a relic of Sardinian society in the Bronze Age.

 


 

Opening hours:

from 1 November to 31 March 10:00 to 14:00 every day (including holidays);


from 1 May to 30 September: 9:00 – 19:00 every day (including holidays);


April and October: 9:00 – 18:00 every day (including holidays).

 


      

 


 

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