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“An ancient place of worship of water and female energy.”

Area Archeologica di Santa Cristina
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 8, 2012

A truely remarkable place with so much to see and wonder at. The ancient well is itself a feat of engineering even by modern standars, but built 3,400 years ago. At the equinox the sun penetrates the well and causes very strange magic. A place of worship of water and female energy. Also a nuraghe, church and little pilgrim houses and more besides. Good bar (where you can pic-nic) and excellent restaurant.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

Italy is not only the country of etrurians, "magna grecia", the romans, the rinascimento, and whatever else comes to your mind. Long before Rome foundation, the Sardinians lived and built in this astonishing cyclopic style which came to be known as the nuragic culture. Surrounded by mystery, Santa Cristina's pit is one of the greatest architectonic expressions of the art and culture of nuragic people. It's perfectly lined according to particular positions of the moon along the year, and it was used for sacred rituals concerning the sacred hypogean (i.e., underground) perennial spring which lies at the bottom of the stairs. This is a place of wonder, misticism and beauty beyond description, whichstill stands after three thousand years. Definitely go there!

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Reviewed July 21, 2012

This was a fantastic day-trip combined with Tharros.
There is a lot of history at Santa Cristina - there is a nuraghic settlement (pretty impressive and you can climb up inside and onto the top - very, very powerful feeling of history surrounding you); a Christian settlement (felt a bit like the Wild West) and most intriguingly of all the Santa Cristina well. This was just mind-blowing. It looks like it belongs in Ancient Egypt and seems totally alien for 'western' Europe but is strangely hypnotic. Has to be seen to be believed.
Well worth a trip to - but there isn'y much shade esp. by the well in summer so plan your visit for early morning or late afternoon.
There are snacks and ice-creams available on-site too (and a little bar).

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