Nuraghe Loelle

Buddusò, Italy

Nuraghe Loelle is a megalith located near Buddusò in Sardinia. It was built by the Nuragic civilization between 1600-400 BCE. The main tower is about 7-9m wide. Near the nuraghe are also two giant tombs from the same age.

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Founded: 1600-400 BCE
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Federico Lai (3 months ago)
Immense nuraghe located in Buddusò where every year the WRC Rally World Championship takes place just a few steps away. Titanic work ...
Markus (4 months ago)
Good condition for something built 1600 B.C.
Massimo Parravicini (5 months ago)
It deserves full marks for its grandeur and for its atypical structure. The tombs of giants across the street are small and hard to read. The signage is worn and needs to be replaced. The complex is located in a wonderful naturalistic context on the road from Budduso 'to Bitti, the same that also leads to Romanzesu. Near the nuraghe there is a pleasant picnic area in the shade
Rainer Kuhn (2 years ago)
Unspoiled nuraghe with fantastic panoramic view. The site itself is relatively small, but it is open to visitors and there is no entrance fee and also no tour guides. It's also not that crowded, so it's a great place for a quick stop & picnic when on the road.
Andy Pilke (3 years ago)
This site makes one to think how dedicated these people were. The made these giant stone temples in the mountains and woods. It's lovely hear lamb bells in the valley below. Huge cork woods surround this site. If you have a picknick here, you are doing it with the giants who lived here 4000 years ago.
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