Parco Archeologico di Monte Sirai

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Parco Archeologico di Monte Sirai

Parco Archeologico di Monte Sirai
4.5
Ancient Ruins • History Museums
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Monte Sirai is a first-class Archaeological Park overlooking an extraordinary landscape from its high plateau above: an archaeological area of at least 40 sites, starting from the Neolithic period to the end of the Punic era. Other sites stand within the plateau, some of which are of exceptional interest, such as the Nuraghe Sirai, partly connected with each other by the remaining stretches of the ancient Via Sulcitana. Its strategic position between land and sea overlooking a major road and access to the coalfields explains its foundation by the Phoenicians and its rebuilding by the Carthaginians, who gave Monte Sirai its most distinctive, historic layout. There is a splendid panoramic view to be enjoyed from the Monte Sirai plateau: overlooking the Gulf of Palmas, it reveals a fantastic landscape dominated by the islands of Sant’Antioco and San Pietro, surrounded by smaller islands (Toro, Vacca, Vitello and Isola Piana) and the dunes of Porto Pino.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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P S
Barcelona, Spain1,233 contributions
Perfect attention to culture
Jul 2018 • Couples
We read we needed to book for an only guided tour.we arrived at 1030 and they took us with the already started tour (only a german speaking family)the Italian guide explain very nicely the remains of the funerary tombs denuncian and Punic wonderful (very hot outside)
Really worth it for 6€ x person
Written July 18, 2018
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lovellm122
19 contributions
Well worth going
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a fantastic site. We joined the guided tour (done in English), which is fairly regular throughout the day. It was very interesting and enjoyable, especially going down into the necropolis (tomb). The tour guide spoke perfect English and answered all questions, he was very knowledgeable. Well worth the visit.
Written July 13, 2017
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pmforce
Copenhagen, Denmark2 contributions
Stunning view when entering the realm of the dead
Jun 2016 • Solo
The view from Mont Sirai is a stunning 360 degrees panorama covering the see, coast, inland, farmland and plateau ending with the mountains behinde the town of Carbonia.

No wonder you find the ruins of a stratigic placed, fortified Phoenician settlement on the top - a settlement that incorporated remains from the older Nuragic civilization.

Most fascinating are the Punic cave tombs and especially the tophet - today most experts reject that it in fact was a tophet with child sacrifices, but more likely a childrens cemetery due to high rate of infant mortality.
No matter what It is hard not to get shivers down the spine when you enter the tophet and see the tempel ruin, the reconstructed urns and miniature steles...

There is no further exhibition on the site except a a scale model of the site and some few educational posters/signs placed near by the most important excavations. But the buildings, infrastructure and surroundings of the site are surprisingly good and welkept: You'll find regular road all the way to the top, parking facilities, several viewing platforms outside the fenced site including a small contemporary build amphitheater and tiled paths both inside and outside the fence.

You enter the site through a wellfare building supporting the archaeologists working on the site - the building also contain ticket sale with souvenir and snack shop, toilets and the scale model. When buying the ticket You'll also get a laminated site map on loan.
Written July 11, 2016
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TukoPomojaAustralia
Sydney, Australia482 contributions
Well worthwhile
May 2016 • Couples
A bit off the beaten track but Mt Sirai has the remains of an early village and tombs (hundreds of them!) from Phoenician and Punic times.
Written June 1, 2016
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federica a
Shanghai, China30 contributions
Beautiful
We absolutely loved it. The place is beautiful and the history of this place is fascinating. We decided for the guided visit paying 6 euro instead of 5 and it was the right choice: the guide is fundamental to understand the beauty of this ancient site. I am not sure if the guide speaks english but certainly she knows how to do her job.
Written July 30, 2014
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Parco Archeologico di Monte Sirai is open:
  • Wed - Sun 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM