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Casa Zapata Museum

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It is a complex Museum mounted into the noble residence built in the 16th century and belonged to the Zapata family coming from Aragon. The museum consists of 3 sections: an archaelogical section, an historical section and an ethnographic section...more
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Piazza Giovanni XXIII, 09021 Barumini, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 936 8476
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Much of this museum is focused on farm life in the 1500 to 1900’s, with most of the implements dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is housed in a 17th century palazzo built by a Spanish Governor, which was built above...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This museum must be combined together with the visit of the Su Nuraxi UNESCO site. Lot of artefacts and explanations with pictures.

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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Drive down here after visiting Su Nuraxi. Interesting museum exhibits from the main site and unearthed ruins of another Nuraghe. Multi-language interactive screens about the exhibits and sites available.

Thank Angu5
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Whether you are interested in one or the other there is plenty here to admire. A fantastic way where historic building meets modern architecture. and of course history of Sardinian culture

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Archeologist professor Lilliu wanted to build a museum in Barumini to collect objects he found excavating in Su Nuraxi. So he decided to restore an ancient colonic house just 1 km. far from Su Nuraxi. During the restoration, he found 3 more nuragas (named Nurax...More

Thank giorgiocannella
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of our nearly private tour of the nuraghic ruins of Barumini. Nice place. An old mansion complex. House was built above a nuraghe, which you can see through the glass floor. Not a lit else, but a collection of artifacts from the...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Well presented nuraghi which was discovered under another building. Good layout to the sight and a photogenic small church nearby. Worth visiting on trip to or from Su Nuraghi. Nuraghi is undercover so good for inclement weather day.

Thank Warwickchef
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

An interesting place to see, adding some information and context to the famous Su Nuraxi. Also, beautifully arranged exposition of the nuraghe laying directly underneath the Zapata palace. Our guide, Marcela, was very knowledgeable.

Fondazione_Barumini, Direttore at Casa Zapata Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thanks so much for visiting Barumini! Best regards Barumini Sistema Cultura Foundation - Management Office

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...More

Thank Ester Z
Fondazione_Barumini, Direttore at Casa Zapata Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016

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"

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...More

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