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Nuraghe di Palmavera Tours

Nuraghe di Palmavera
A cluster of the island’s unique limestone edifices dating from between the Bronze and Iron ages, this 3,500-year-old Nuragic village is one of the most captivating megalithic sites in Sardinia. Tour the main towers and meeting hut to learn about the enigmatic Nuragic culture and its striking architecture. 
 
The Basics
The Nuraghe di Palmavera complex is made up of a limestone tower, an elliptical building, and a secondary sandstone tower, all surrounded by the ruins of smaller towers, fortified walls, and circular dwellings. Though the architecture is a testament to the skill of the Nuragic civilization, the site can be difficult to interpret—visit with a guide to best understand these ruins shrouded in mystery and legend.

Some Nuraghe di Palmavera tours include a stop at Alghero and a wine tasting in the nearby countryside.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Take a hat, sunblock, and plenty of water, as the site doesn’t have much shade.
  • Because the ruins are scattered across uneven ground with no walkways, the site isn’t accessible to wheelchairs.
  • There’s a small café and souvenir shop in the archaeological park.
  • The site has a few picnic tables.
 
How to Get There
On the promontory of the same name, the Palmavera complex is located in the extreme northwestern part of Sardinia, in the Park of Porto Conte outside Alghero. As the site is difficult to reach by public transit, consider joining a guided tour that includes transportation.
 
When to Get There
Temperatures in Sardinia soar in the summer months—for milder weather, visit in spring or fall. The site closes in the afternoon from November through March.
 
Highlights of the Nuraghe di Palmavera

Besides the main towers encircled by the remains of what were once more than 100 stone huts, check out the circular Capanna delle Riunioni (Meeting Hut). A low stone bench—thought to be for a council of elders—lines one wall. At the center sits a pedestal topped by a miniature nuraghe, perhaps the focal point of a religion or cult.
Address: SS 127 bis km 45, 450, Alghero, Sardinia 07041, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Full-day Alghero Tour with Wine Tasting and full Lunch

Full-day Alghero Tour with Wine Tasting and full Lunch

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Take in the pleasures of Alghero during a full-day tour with an informative guide. Explore the well-preserved medieval city center, then head to the coast to experience the natural beauty of Capo Caccia. Stop at an archaelogical site, then enjoy tastings of wine and olive oil made by a local producer. Top it off with a lunch of typical Sardinian fare at an organic farm. Includes tastings, lunch, guide, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Alghero: private archaeological tour (TRANSFER INCLUDED) with local guide

Alghero: private archaeological tour (TRANSFER INCLUDED) with local guide

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Enjoy this unique private tour with a local guide, who will be able to tell you the historical facts about the archaeological sites of Alghero: the nuraghe Palmavera, dating back to 1500 BCE, and the necropolis of Anghelu Ruju, with its 6000 years of "life". From your own accommodation directly to the unique history of these ancient sites (TRANSFER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE!). Discover the Nuragic civilization, one of the greatest inhabitants of Europe before the Roman Empire expansion. Kevin, your professional local guide, is bilingual in Italian and English and he has always lived in Alghero, so that he will be able to answer your questions and also give you some useful information about the town, such as where to eat or what to do in Alghero and in the island. *If you wish not to visit both archaeological sites, Kevin will be happy to lead you to the old town for a short visit of the Catalan-style city fortress, without any extra charge. Just let Kevin know when meeting him.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.31
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Price varies by group size
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