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Nuraghe Arrubiu, Orroli

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Must see · Natural History Museum · Ruin
The Nuraghe Arrubiu is one of the largest nuraghes in Sardinia. It is located in Orroli, in the province of South Sardinia. Its name means "red Nuraghe" in the Sardinian language, which derives from the basalt stones it had been built with.
The structure was built during the fifteenth century BC; the main tower originally reached a height of between 25 and 30 metres, making it one of the tallest structures in Bronze Age Europe. The main structure, which is made up of five towers, is protected by two secondary walls, making a total of 21 towers. The area covered by the complex is ca. 3000 square metres.

The Nuraghe was also provided with a complex drainage system that provided the cistern with water
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  • 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....  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • One of the best nuraghic sites in Sardinia in my opinion. The complex is big and excellently preserved. You can visit the towers and all surroundings and there are less people than in Barumini. The ticket building offers a lot of explanation and there are nice explanatory pictures. And the location...wow!
  • Really interesting to see the Nuraghe towers. Beautiful area and the info points are in English as well as Italian, so helpful for tourists! Many lizards were found which entertained my fiancee too. Looking forward to seeing more.
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