Nuraghe Santu Antine

Torralba, Italy

Nuraghe Santu Antine, also known as 'Sa domo de su re' ('The house of the king') is an ancient megalithic edifice built by the Nuragic Civilization in Torralba, one of the largest in Sardinia. It is located in the centre of the Cabu Abbas plain. The main structure was built around the 19-18th century BC, and the other parts of the nuraghe date back to the 17th–15th century BC. The main tower originally reached a height of 23–24 metres and contains three tholoi chambers on top of each other. The central tower with diameter of 15 metres is 17 metres high. Santu Antine is made of huge basalt blocks. It has three floors. The top floor is now gone. Some 27 meters long corridors built with the corbel arch technique can be observed inside of the Nuraghe, superimposed on two floors, the Nuraghe was provided with three wells.



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Founded: 1800-1400 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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Kamil Jaworski (3 years ago)
Interesting to see if you like history.
Karol Ordutowski (3 years ago)
A unique place full of secrets. Until now, I thought that only the Pyramids are old. I recommend to everyone, you can go inside and up and admire the views. In my opinion, this is a place on the top list that should be visited while in Sardinia.
Federica Siotto (3 years ago)
An amazing experience and opportunity to admire an impressive complex of Nuraghe. The internal rooms, halls and stairs let you imagine and appreciate the outstanding architectural skills and the incredible history of Sardegna.
Piotrek Ostrowski (3 years ago)
Awewsome secret construtions. In side you feel time of thousnd years ago.
Nora Martiny (4 years ago)
One of the most impressive sites to visit in Sardinia. A huge Nuraghe with multiple stories. The entrance fee seems a bit high at the first place but it’s definitely worth a visit!
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