The Commune of Barumini, located in the central area of Sardinia, surrounded by a hilly landscape, is located 63 Km from Cagliari. Barumini is famous for the Nuraghic Village Su Nuraxi, built between the thirteenth century BC and the sixth century BC., the largest of its kind in Sardinia. In the area of Barumini you can find several hotels and cottages and make many outdoor excursions, especially to the nearby Giara di Gesturi to see the typical Sardinian horses and archaeological site. All tourist services are bookable on Sardegna Magica.
Since nuraghic period (1800 BC), Barumini was an important center, as evidenced by the existence of the archaeological site of Su Nuraxi. Later it was occupied by different nations: the Punic, Roman and Spanish. Currently Barumini is a quiet town of Sardinia, its economy is based on agriculture, herding and crafts.
The village of Su Nuraxi Barumini was discovered in the fifties thanks to the excavations carried out by the famous archaeologist and Sardinian historian Giovanni Lilliu. Since then Su Nuraxi became an archaeological site of world interest, annually visited by hundreds of tourists. Its enormous historical importance has been recognized by UNESCO, in 1997, Su Nuraxi in Barumini, was registred as World Heritage Site. Su Nuraxi is located at the foot of the plateau of the Giara (1 km away). It is an authentic nuraghic village that develops around a circular fortress dating back to 3500 BC. Originally, the dolmen was made from four towers that gathered around a so-called Mastio, a huge dolmen of 19 meters high, with three floors and a terrace. Around the structure was built the village of stone huts. Even today you can walk along the narrow streets to reach the huge central dolmen, surrounded by a suggestive maze that testifies to the ancient grandeur of Sardinia.
Excursion to the archaeological site of Su Nuraxi and guided tour can be booked online on Sardegna Magica.