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Casa Zapata

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Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 09021 Barumini, Sardinia, Italy
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+39 070 936 8476
10:00 - 17:30
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What was found under a Palazzo

This attractive museum complex occupies the 16th-century residence of the Spanish Zapata family, The whitewashed villa was originally built over a 1st-millennium BC nuraghic... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This attractive museum complex occupies the 16th-century residence of the Spanish Zapata family, The whitewashed villa was originally built over a 1st-millennium BC nuraghic settlement, which has been skilfully incorporated into the museum's display. You'll also find artefacts from the Nuraghe Su Nuraxi, a section dedicated to the Zapata dynasty, and a small collection of agricultural tools and instruments. It... More 

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Fondazione_Barumini, Direttore at Casa Zapata, responded to this review

Dear visitor thanks so much for your good review. We hope you had a great time in Sardinia! Best regards Management Office "Fondazione Barumini Sistema Cultura" More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

A combined 10 Euro per person ticket gets you a guided tour at Su Nuraxi plus admission to the Museum just down the road plus Palazzo Zapata in Barumini. The Palazzo Zapata has several sites within itself - a section on traditional Sardinian flute making and music, an ethnographic section and an archaeological section in the Zapata house itself. This... More 

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Hochheim, Hessen, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This museum is interesting along with the visit to Su Nuraxi. The artifacts are a terrific complement to the amazing bronze age ruins. It adds life to the site. The museum itself is interesting, with glass floor providing a view to the Nuraghe site underneath the 16th century building. Stop by the cafe around the corner for a refreshing gelato!

Thank Bryan S
Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This museum housed more nuragic ruins as well as some of the artifacts that were typical of the era. The National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari had more items, and had prepared us well for Casa Zapata, but the latter was still worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Yes this museum is included in the ticket for Su Nuraxi and it shouldn't be missed if you want a good background and understanding of life in the Bronze era. We visited before going on to Su Nuraxi and were pleased to have seen some of the artefacts found at Su Nuraxi before seeing the actual archaeological site. The artefacts... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

A visit to Casa Zapata is worth the time, if you've already made the trek out to Barumini to see Su Nuraxi. The museum houses a history of the family and tells the story with interactive touch-screens available in multiple languages. it is a rather large complex that may be thoroughly visited in 2 hours, although a 45-minute visit could... More 

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Gergei, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This museum is really y set up so you can read everything in 4 languages, and its a great companion piece to the Barumini excavation which is 'next door'. The other museum is less interesting but has an incredible array of artiginale gifts.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

How interesting to read about the life of the Zapata family in Sardinia. The museum partially dedicated to their life while in Sardinia. There was also a display about the making of a reed instrument which was fascinating to watch and hear about.

Thank Joel K
Poggio Renatico, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The ideal complement for a visit to Su Nuraxi, thanks to the all-inclusive ticket, Casa Zapata is place where the depth of Sardinian history becomes physically evident. Multi-lingual touch screens provide details about the sections of the museum, including the section about Launeddas, the Sardinian ethnic musical instrument, and an extensive section with documents about all the timespan of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The museum was very complimentary to the tour we took of the ruins. We received a closer look at their lifestyle and walking over ruins in the museum was a nice surprise. Our tour guide was very informative and it gave us a well rounded view of the history of the area. Highly recommend.

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