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Museo Archeologico Nazionale

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Address: Piazza Arsenale, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 39-070655911
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Unique Museum explaining Sarde archeology

Good insight in the many peoples and cultures that settled in Sardinia over the centuries, specifically the Nughare culture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good insight in the many peoples and cultures that settled in Sardinia over the centuries, specifically the Nughare culture.

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North Bovey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A real excellent regional museum with great, accessible interpretations on the first two floors. As you go up the interpretation gets less good, though and this needs attention A few great activities for kids ( build your own Nuraghi!) Must be seen to understand the complexity of Sardinian prehistory.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum to visit. Most, but not all, of the exhibits are in English. The displays are well laid out and the building is very good indeed.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The air conditioning was most welcome! The museum is informative , although it reverted to Italian only boards the higher up you went. If you want to know about the history of the island then this is the place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

It is a small museum but it helps understand and see the early history of Sardinia. There are a few separate museums as part of the bigger complex. The ethnographic was free and the painting one was part of our ticket (it could be skipped).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Unlike many archeological museums we have visited this one got it right. The exhibits are clean, not cluttered with everything they own. It is a modern facility, easily visited with good labeling. A nice experience.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The Bronze Age items in this museum were stunning. It gave us a great appreciation for how ancient the Sardinian settlement was, and it was a fantastic preparation for our visit to Barumini - Su Nuraxi and Casa Zapata the following day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, you are going to get bored of lying in the sun eventually and this compact and well laid out museum is going to be a welcome respite from the heat for a couple of hours. Most of the exhibits seem to be from the Neolithic and bronze age and it sort of peters out after that (or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

An excellent museum for the size of the city and better than some of the better known museums we have visited around the world. A comprehensive record of the history of the area, but too much concentration on pottery - for my liking. It is well laid out and the labelling is excellent in Italian and English. It is quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Well laid out museum. You can use the elevator to go to the third floor and work down. All the valuable artefacts, from the Iron and Bronze ages through the Punic and Roman eras are displayed in well-lit display cases and the larger items, statuary etc can be viewed closely. There is enough English explanation to get a good overview... More 

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