Su Nuraxi

Su Nuraxi, Barumini

Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This defensive structure or "nuraghi," developed on the island of Sardinia during the late second-millennium BC, consisted of a series of defensive towers in the form of truncated cones and internal chambers, all built from stone.
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1-2 hours
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,289 contributions
Sep 2021
14 entrance fee and you can only access with a guided tour (included in the price). The tour lasts a little bit more of 30minutes and you are very limited to take photos and you can not walk around.
I understand that if you don't do like that, tourist will destroy everything.
The complex is not very big and I think is a little overpriced.
Written October 8, 2021
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,224 contributions
Oct 2020
This nuraghe was placed on UNESCO World Heritage Sites what says a lot about its importance. It dates back to 17th century BC. Blocks of basalt formed central tower and more towers were built around it. There was also a village close to the towers. The history is explained (also in English) during the guided visit departing on fixed hours (check one of my photos). Ticket is EUR 14 and is combined with entrances to Casa Zapata and Giovanni Lillu.
Written April 24, 2021
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Leigh-Harrington
London, UK2,251 contributions
Sep 2020
You do need to go on a tour to see the sites so worth checking times beforehand but they really do bring it all to life and explain things you would otherwise miss but you can walk around the lower parts after the tour finishes. Getting into the keep is a bit of a squeeze up some steep steps but worth it.
There are lots of these sites all over the island but this is the best preserved and there is a museum on it in the village.
Written October 18, 2020
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Joy M
United States79 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The ancient people of Sardinia left behind thousands of defensive tower complexes. Many you can climb around on your own, which is quite fun. But don’t miss a visit to Su Nuraxi di Barumini, which requires a guide. We learned so much from our guide, who spoke excellent English and was very patient with our thousands of questions.

Unfortunately the main tower was under renovation to get ready for the spring 2020 season (we visited in February), so we were confined to the village and outskirts. But we had seen several nuraghi already, and greatly appreciated our guide’s expertise. The tower should be open again soon.
Written February 29, 2020
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Brdavs
Ljubljana, Slovenia36 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Although pricey, this is an excellent tour with a wealth of information about Nuraghe. I’s one of the most preserved ones, along with an entire village beneath.
Highly recommended.
Written January 5, 2020
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René Peters
Arnhem, The Netherlands669 contributions
Sep 2019
There are several Nuraghen in Sardinia, but we found this the most interesting and complete one. Visiting is only possible with a guide. Our guide was absolutely of added value because he told a lot about its history, so that we understood better what these Nuraghen actually are. You can go inside the Nuraghe, which was quite spectacular. Highly recommended!!
Written January 5, 2020
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,686 contributions
Sep 2019
We visited Su Nuraxi with our tour group, and had a guided tour with an English speaking guide. The tour lasted just over an hour.
It is a very interesting nuragic site. The nuraghe is a fortress tower defensive construction. When you first enter it just looks like a pile of rubble, but when you get inside the tower the view is amazing, and from the outside of the tower you can look back over the site and see the formation of the rocks.
Be careful climbing into the tower, as it is not very easy to get in and out. Some of the less mobile in our group did not go in. Watch your footing, as you could have a nasty fall - we didn't think it was that safe.
Definitely worth visiting, and it is only about an hour's drive from Cagliari. We got there about 9.15am and started our tour shortly after. It was not very busy when we arrived but by the time we left there were several other tour groups. Better to get there early in the day.
There is a cafe and toilets across the road from the Su Nuraxi site.
Written October 31, 2019
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WBSpark
Brussels, Belgium8 contributions
Sep 2019
We had a truly wonderful time at the nuraghe:
We did the EN tour, which was very informative, but not overwhelming. We climbed the nuraghe and could see how it was structured and also had a great view of the surrounding buildings. That was actually maybe the most interesting as when on the ground you could only see piles of stones, but from above you see the structure very well.
If you have the time and are close by, do not miss it - but do it on a guided tour :)
Written October 1, 2019
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Jana C
Prague, Czech Republic4,269 contributions
Sep 2019
We arrrived at 10:20 and had to wait till 11 for an English speaking tour. The tour took ages, over an hour and it was really hot. There were other tours organized by the company but also outside tours so the place was packed, especially inside the nuraghe. I would like less information and a quicker tour as this sort of dragged on. But there isn't an option for a selfguided tour.
Written September 16, 2019
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
May 2019
Stands stately alone on the hillside touting its lineage as Sardinia’s largest, most important Nuraghic complex. The archeological remains are incredibly well preserved and only discovered in 1949 when heavy rains revealed stoneworks under what was thought to be just another hillock. The central tower constructed from hewn basalt blocks served as a fortress with a tower at each of its four corners and an encircling fortified wall. From the top there are excellent views of the whole village of 200 beehive shaped buildings, including a flour mill and bakery.
Tread carefully in well shod, sturdy shoes for the terrain is fairly tough and requires good mobility.
Written August 12, 2019
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