Altare Monte d'Accoddi
Altare Monte d'Accoddi
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Richard D
Ciutadella, Spain740 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Said to be a unique structure in Europe. It is interesting for that very reason but is not particularly impressive as a physical structure compared to other neolithic monuments on the island.
Written 13 July 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK10,278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
The site at Turris Libisonis had taken longer than planned but the next site was only about 15 minutes away. Monte d'Accoddi is around 5-6000 years old and looks like a ziggurat. Smaller than the ones of Mesopotamia it is nevertheless an impressive site and unique in Europe. The walls are around 5m tall and the access ramp is 25m and there were lots of wildflowers around the site. Next to it is a large flat stone that could have been a sacrificial altar or feasting table as lots of animals bones were discovered around it. There is also the remains of a neolithic village and one of the many menhirs on the island next to the ramp.

The lady at the site was extremely helpful and there was also a useful explanatory app. The aerial photos gave a far better idea of the site size and layout and it is strange that this site is pretty much unheard of while Stonehenge - far more mundane - is world famous. The site was in use from around 3000BC to around 1800BC, so it fell out of use around the time the nuraghe started being built.
Written 19 June 2023
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Jadranka P
London, UK731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The prehistoric altar of Monte d'Accoddi is very particular monument and unique for the entire western Mediterranean area and is considered quite a mysterious building by archaeologists. Its shape recalls a Mesopotamia ziggurat, and it was certainly used as a sacred temple or altar.
Historians date its building back to before the Nuragic era and are unsure about who, how, and why it was built, especially because there’s no other similar ruin to refer to in the area. Many speculate that it was built by a Sumerian priest who was exiled in Sardinia.
The name Accoddi is probably derived from the word coda which means stone.
Very well recommended it!
Written 20 February 2023
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helenschi
Austria44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
amazing, old, atmospheric, interesting. A fascinating place to visit with an extremely comprehensive information package to download in all languages. A very small site but worth dropping by. Very friendly staff. A must for history or archaeology buffs!
Written 27 September 2021
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Andy121066
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We drove 130kms to see this as it was something we were really interested in. Arrived at 12.55pm which gave us just over an hour as it shut at 2pm. But when we arrived at the car park we were waved away dismissively by a silver haired bloke who was manning the site. He was already in the process of turning away two carloads of people in front of us, so we pointed to the sign on the gate where closing time was clearly listed as 14.00 and he insisted it was 1pm and started to shut the gate. There were also three people racing back to their car as they saw he’d decided to close up. He must have had a hot date or something he’d rather have been doing, so I’d advise anyone driving a reasonable distance to double check the closing time or just not bother. Seems like they make the times up as the feel like it - very annoying waste of a day.
Written 4 August 2020
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ford-ka-9-5
Warsaw, Poland384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The altar which is probably as old as the Egyptian pyramids is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the island. Located on the outskirts of Sassari it allows to move back in time to prehistoric times. The altar has been renovated in modern times so you don't to stretch your imagination to see what it looked like millenia ago. An unforgettable experience.
Written 8 March 2020
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Romina P
Bologna, Italy9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This is a singular place. When you arrive all is visible in front of you, you can even go upside and have a look around. But the magic happens when the guide tells you more. There is a little fee to spend, 4 euros, but it worth the cost because you will be told about a holy place built over an ancient holy place built over a village built over a neolithic site. Amazing seeing all the signs of millennia: the phallic monolithic symbol of the fertility of the earth, animals' sacrifice to fertilize all around with blood, the place where animals were held firmly to be killed, the village... and most of all the shape of the holy place like a ziggurat. You feel like all is happening right now and you are a part of a grateful people celebrating a sacrifice.
Written 19 July 2019
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katyaperu
Cusco, Peru477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
It is an important archaeological site, a Pre-Nuragic Sardinia.
There is a concentration of different types of construction and the all monument is still considered unique not only in Europe but in the entire Mediterranean basin, morphologically linked to a Mesopotam ziqqurat.
Very well recommended it!
Written 6 November 2018
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Lorenzo M
Budapest, Hungary49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
If you like to visit historical site and you are in the western part of Sardinia do not skip this place.
The facility is well maintained and it has good guided tours.
The personnel is very open to help and get you a better insight of the place if you are interested in the details.
Written 1 October 2018
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aa27
Lausanne, Switzerland531 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We found I easily, brown touristic panels lead you there.
After parking, a walk on a road roman-liked paved, that already put you back in time, along a vast plane. On the left, the ticket office, where a very kind and enthusiastic woman explain you the history of the site, with the help of some panels and artifacts. She will lead you also on site, if you get there at a time where someone else can substitute her in the office ( not in our case, but the explanation were clear enough, she indicated us the places where to stop from the door, and she can give you a booklet with exact translation of all the panels that are in Italian only).
The site is impressive, a menhir, two round rocks to symbolise probably the life, an altar (there was a snake underneath! Much scared then us, disappeared quickly from our view), tracks of houses on the back, and then the Ziggurat itself, on which you can climb to see the view and imagine you back in time, with the 3 different layers under your feet corresponding to different periods, starting 4000a.c.! Multiple necropolis lay in other sites not far from here. You can imagine the whole area, now empty, as densely populated in the remote past!
Written 8 October 2017
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