Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu

Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu

Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu
4.5
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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ford-ka-9-5
Warsaw, Poland382 contributions
Feb 2020
This local museum is the best place to start exploring the archeological sites of the region. It will get you acquainted with the civilisations that flourished here from the prehistoric times. The building is modern with a lot of light, located conveniently on the way to the ancient city of Tharros. The highlight of the collection are the giants from Mont'e Prama but in every room you can find something unusual from the rich past of the region.
Written March 14, 2020
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BagaMehr
Bloomington, IN91 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The museum visit was included as a part of our ticket to Tharros. The modern museum is staffed by helpful and knowledgeable people who are able and willing to help make your visit informative and enjoyable. The exhibits are well worth seeing. When we were there, some of the Giants of Prama were on loan to Cagliari, but the plan is to exhibit them together at Cabras in a specially designed space. The statues that were there were well worth seeing and the other exhibits were very informative, including those of a Roman shipwreck.
Written May 29, 2018
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Peter W
London127 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
This is not a huge museum (that's in its favour) but the artefacts it holds are stunning, all displayed brilliantly in this relatively modern museum on the shores of the Cabras lagoon. The collection starts with the material recovered from nearby Cuccuru Is Arrius, which covers thousands of years including pottery that's 6,000 years old, then moves on to material from Tharros including urns (sacrificial? who knows?) holding the ashes of children from the Punic days. Then comes an astonishing collection of Roman lead ingots, all stamped with their maker's mark, found on the sea bed (in total, 1000 were recovered, not all on show, of course). Apparently they had been laden in Spain and were on their way to, presumably, Rome. Gripping evidence of a complex manufacturing and commercial culture. And finally the extraordinary pugilistic giants hewn out of rock and excavated from the Mont'e Prama. Beware: most of the exhibitions are explained in Italian only, but we did discover that the museum website has detailed descriptions in English. So if you're planning to visit, download these descriptions in advance as you're not supposed to use mobile devices in the museum (though most people do...).
Written May 19, 2016
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darijaognjenovic
Belgrade, Serbia70 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
if you are visiting western sardinia, make sure not to miss the famous stone giants in this museum, made by nuragic civilization some eight centuries before christ.
Written September 21, 2017
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lansing12017
Cologne, Germany10 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Worth to see, 1-1,5 hours are enough. Interresting local history, but mainly only in Italian. Giants are also there!
Written September 19, 2017
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JaneHilton1908
Bromborough, UK168 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
Excellent layout and lots of historical finds on display in cabinets. Not all had English translations, but fine examples of pieces from centuries ago.
Written October 17, 2016
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TwoKatz
Metchosin, Canada1,631 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
8 Euro for a combined Tharros and this Museum ticket. Can also add in a visit to the old Spanish Tower for a reduced price triple ticket. The museum is located right in the town of Cabras. It's a good museum with well set up showcases of local antiquities. Unfortunately only about 20% of the information boards are in a language other than Italian so that was a bit disappointing. The few English boards were well laid out and informative. Allow 30 minutes unless you can read Italian.
Written June 22, 2016
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TukoPomojaAustralia
Sydney, Australia482 contributions
May 2016 • Couples
The main attraction is the giganti - statues that were placed over a mass grave in prehistoric times. These seem to be unique to the one site, north of Cabras. There are other interesting artefacts as well. A delightful museum person showed and told us a great deal about the giganti, much of which we would have missed on our own. Terrific little visit.
Written June 1, 2016
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Douglas645
Horsham, UK210 contributions
May 2016
The town and exterior of of the museum should not put you off visiting this small museum. They have got some wonderful artefacts on display including the statues of warriors, archers and boxers from Mont'e Prama. They do have a short leaflet in English and there are a few boards that have been translated into English, but you will get more from your visit if you can read Italian. The staff were very pleasant.
Written May 14, 2016
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seolram
Leiden, The Netherlands900 contributions
Jun 2011 • Couples
Open: 9,00-13,00 and 16,00-20,00 (summer schedule); 9,00-13,00 and 15,00-19,00 (winter schedule) . Just visit Tharros in the morning, have a nice long lunch and a nice long swim, maybe even go to Torregrande for another swim and some icecream and then go to the museum...

This museum has exhibitions concerning the surroundings of Cabras, artefacts from nearby Tharros, but also Cuccuru is Arius (Neolithic period, Pre-Nuraghic and Nuraghic). In the foyer a movie is shown about the peninsula and part of the museum is dedicated to maritime archaeology. Here a movie about some Underwater Excavations is shown.

You can ask for a guide (English as well, free) to tell you more about the research. Staff is friendly and helpfull.
Written July 4, 2011
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