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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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
Barumini Sistema Cultura Foundation - Management Office
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
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Fondazione_Barumini, Direttore at Casa Zapata Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2016
thanks so much for your good review. We hope you had a great time in Sardinia!
Management Office "Fondazione Barumini Sistema Cultura"
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