Iglesias is a small town located in the south-west coast of Sardinia, and is 60 km from Cagliari. The holiday in Iglesias is perfect for those who enjoy both the sea and the mountain, because the town is located just a few steps from both destinations: Monte Marganai reachable by foot and 8 km from the coast. On Sardegna Magica book online a pleasant stay in Iglesias, from hotel to excursion.
The story Iglesias is linked to the ancient Metalla formerly used for the extraction of minerals in Sardinia. The city developed particularly in the thirteenth century during the Pisan domination, when at the behest of Conte Ugolino of Gerardesca, was built a castle and several churches. The economy was based on extraction of minerals.
Iglesias, along with Carbonia, is known for its traditional extraction of minerals. The mines are now the most important tourist attraction of the Commune of Iglesias, who was rehabilitated transforming the Mining Park of Sardinia, recognized and protected by UNESCO. Within the Commune of Iglesias, you can make guided tours to mines of Monteponi, St. John and Planusartu. Moreover, in the Mining Park of Sardinia you can make beautiful walk and horse riding in the untouched nature full of interesting protected and preserved flora and fauna species in the park. If you want to know more you can visit the Museum of Art and the Museum of Mining Machinery. If you like long walks and you are passionate about trekking, forest Marganai is a corner of paradise to explore: landscapes, hidden paths and lush vegetation make the excursion to Marganai wonderful and charming. On Sardegna Magica book online your holiday in Sardinia, with the excursion to Iglesias.