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Review of Tharros

Tharros
Ranked #144 of 1,977 things to do in Sardinia
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Owner description: Located on the northern promontory of the Gulf of Oristano are the ruins of Tharros, a Phoenician-Roman port city that was abandoned in the year 1000 AD.
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

The Tharros archeological site doesn’t have the same dramatic impact as Pompey (probably no other site ever will), but nonetheless it was a worthwhile visit. I meandered for an hour at the site, then 1/2 hour to the lookout at the top of the hill [be aware in June the lookout had many aggressive mosquitoes], then I lunched nearby for a total stay of about 3 hours. Afterwards I visited the archeological museum in Oristano where I viewed some of the finer artifacts from the site.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank wildtramper
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Reviewed May 20, 2018

Self guided tour with a leaflet and boards describing the layout and history of this site.

Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Angu5
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Well presented archaeological site with ruins that are over 3,000 years old.

Simple guide assists one in getting a feel for the place. Not recommended if it pouring with rain, the place does not offer any shelter.

Detailed signs give one an impression of what the ruins might have looked like.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank handr40
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Ancient harbour-city founded by the Phoenicians at the end of the VIIIth century BC, then integrated into the Carthaginian Empire and, after that, into the Roman Empire at the end of he first Punic War. Then it was invaded by the Vandals, then the Moorishes and finally abandoned in 1070AD.
To be noticed: a "castellum aquae" or water tower, two (fake) pillars with ancient Corinthian capital, the "cardo massimo" that is, the main way North-South leading to a kind of acropolis and a "tophet" that is, an open sacred place where terracotta funeral urns with incinerated rests of children were kept , the "decumano" or West-East way going to the sea and past the ruins of a Punic temple and the Tempio Tetrastilo, and nearby thermae and ruins of a paleochhristian baptistry.
On the top of a closeby hill a watch-tower stands, dating to end XVI: the Torre di San Giovani.
Fees: ticket at 7/3€ plus 5€ for visiting the Torre di San Giovani
Open: 9-19 in Summer, 9-17 in Winter.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The spot is wonderfull and sometimes really fotogenic at the edge of the peninsula. Quite impressive! The excavations however could go with some more explanation and illustrations. The illustrations could help imagening how it must have been. Some signs are even bleached beyond recognition..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Arvid K
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