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Museo Civico Giovanni Marongiu

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Address: Via Tharros 121, 09072 Cabras, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0783 290636
09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 13:00
16:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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On a dull day, this passes time in an interesting way

Excellent layout and lots of historical finds on display in cabinets. Not all had English translations, but fine examples of pieces from centuries ago.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
Bromborough, United Kingdom
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Bromborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent layout and lots of historical finds on display in cabinets. Not all had English translations, but fine examples of pieces from centuries ago.

Thank JaneHilton1908
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with some friends. We wanted to visit the famous "Giganti" because of the long and untold story behind them. Good that you can combine the ticket to visit Tharros as well.

Thank Mary H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting museum. It is not a huge exposition, but we found it fascinating. At the entrance, a girl explains to you all the secrets and worthy information. Staff very competent and friendly

Thank DaNi M
Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

8 Euro for a combined Tharros and this Museum ticket. Can also add in a visit to the old Spanish Tower for a reduced price triple ticket. The museum is located right in the town of Cabras. It's a good museum with well set up showcases of local antiquities. Unfortunately only about 20% of the information boards are in a... More 

Thank Linda S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

The main attraction is the giganti - statues that were placed over a mass grave in prehistoric times. These seem to be unique to the one site, north of Cabras. There are other interesting artefacts as well. A delightful museum person showed and told us a great deal about the giganti, much of which we would have missed on our... More 

Thank TukoPomojaAustralia
Wemeldinge, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

First go to the excavations at Tharros, and buy the all in ticket. You do not have to go to the museum the same day, the ticket is valid for 6 days. In the museum not only stuff from Tharros but also other interesting things

Thank Annemieke H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

This is not a huge museum (that's in its favour) but the artefacts it holds are stunning, all displayed brilliantly in this relatively modern museum on the shores of the Cabras lagoon. The collection starts with the material recovered from nearby Cuccuru Is Arrius, which covers thousands of years including pottery that's 6,000 years old, then moves on to material... More 

Thank Peter W
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

The town and exterior of of the museum should not put you off visiting this small museum. They have got some wonderful artefacts on display including the statues of warriors, archers and boxers from Mont'e Prama. They do have a short leaflet in English and there are a few boards that have been translated into English, but you will get... More 

Thank Douglas645
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

the museum we visited because of the history of the monte parma theme, which is very young. in the early 70th a farmer found some very impressing statues under the surface of his land. the museum shows the restorde statues, the wreck of mal die ventre and other nuraghe archeology. it was very interesting and we spended 2 hours in... More 

Thank chocdikrab
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

This is an excellent exhibit, definitely worth seeing. Not entirely sure how much information is provided in English, but it provides an excellent overview of the archaeological sites in Tharros and the Giants of Monte Prama. There is a limited number of people allowed in the exposition at a time, so if you see a queue, that's why! Excellent value... More 

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