Nuraghe Arrubiu
Nuraghe Arrubiu
4.5
Natural History MuseumsAncient Ruins
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The NURAGHE ARRUBIU is the most imposing monument in Sardinia and one of the biggest in Western Europe. All around central tower,which is 15 m high only half its original height,raises a powerful pentafoil rampart which in turn is surrounded by another strong outer wall with seven towers connected to each other by wide curtain walls. The south-western side is surrounded by a further five towers,connected by wide curtain walls.The south-western side is surrounded by a further five towers,connected by wide curtain walls.In the building ,which covers 5000 square metres ,there are wide courtyards,stairs,entrances,passages,dome-covered areas,while outside the nuraghe it is possible to admire a lot of huts, some of them remarkably large.
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Next stop after nuraghe Piscu was another nuraghe, this one at Arrubiu, which was a proper tourist site with a cafe - so we could finally have breakfast - and paid for admission.
This was another huge site with walls maybe 10m high and 3m thick and multiple buildings and towers radiating from the centre. There were more wild flowers including poppies as well as lots of basking lizards. In this tower you could see the spiral stairs although they have been blocked off part way up for 'safety reasons'.
The staff here were very helpful and gave us an English leaflet describing the site, the purpose of each room and what had been found in excavations. It was impressive how cold some of the interior rooms were considering it was around 30 degrees C outside. The main tower was originally over 25m high which is pretty impressive for something built 1500 years before the Roman Empire was founded.
Written 18 June 2023
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Ciao Marcus, thanks for your review😊
Written 10 July 2023
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Hildita11
Quartu Sant'Elena, Italy108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Definitely a magic place! A prehistoric fascinating village emerging from the earth, unique in the world. Guides will take you through the ruins of a prehistoric "castle" and village and tell you the incredible story of the ancient Sardinian people. You'll never see anything like that naywhere in the world, so you better don't miss it! In summer they also organize evening events like concerts, night walks and star observation.
Written 20 August 2020
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Maura M
Villasimius, Italy14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We were surprised at the hospitality of this site. Our guide was lovely and accommodating as we had our son with us. The nuraghe was breathtaking and in great condition to visit. It’s located in Orroli which is a breathtaking town. A must visit for those seeking to experience a nuraghe.
Written 5 January 2020
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Francesca E
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
I was lucky to have my cousins accompany me on this visit and we were lucky enough to have an English guide. Amazing history
Written 26 October 2018
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Nmss456
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The sight is very beautiful and the staff is nice, however they do not understand other than Italian. We only got a piece of paper where the ruines were explained and we did not get to keep it. It could also be more detailed.
Written 4 August 2018
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2016 • Couples
This is a stunning site to visit: with one of the most intact Nuraghi on the island. You can walk around, through, and even climb into one tower. They are presently doing excavations, so you can see history in the making.
Written 15 October 2016
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NienkeRyan
Dordrecht4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
over 4000 years old...impressive. Even voor our son 'like minecraft!' Close to lakes for canoeing and great hotel Castellinaria with beautiful lunch and dinner.
Written 19 August 2016
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RALF013
Montreal, Canada128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Couples
The Nuraghe is the house the Sardinian people used to build a few thousand years ago. It is a must to see at least one of them. Naturally, you can see Nuraghi ( the plural of Nuraghe ) all over the island but this site at Orroli is a complete village with houses and the central building that is like a castle. Very impressive conical construction with huge stones that is worth the visit among olive and fig trees, specially in a sunny day.
Written 6 May 2016
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Nicola Z
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
It was beautiful experience to walk through the ruins this big Nuraghe. It situated in the middle of nowhere (but very close to Orroli) and the only sounds around us came from the nature. It is really worth to visit it.
Written 22 February 2016
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Christopher P
Bratislava, Slovakia88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Family
Visiting the Nuraghe Arrubiu, means understanding a lot more about Sardinian People. Wherever you agree or not this people were the famous Shardana "people of the sea" or you simply think they had nothing to do with them. Here, about 4000 years ago, there was an amazing civilization, able to build monuments that still stand today.
Moreover seeing a Nuraghe standing on the top of the flat mountain makes you feel the loneliness and courage of the hold farmers that moved around this island their sheeps to find every single day better food and greener lands, and that they still do it today.

If you are around this is a must see!
Written 24 October 2015
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