Nuraghe Palmavera

Alghero, Italy

The nuraghe Palmavera is classified as a complex nuraghe, that consists of several towers joined together. The nuraghe and the surrounding village were built in various phase during the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

The main tower dates back to the first phase (15th-14th century BC) and retains the central chamber covered with the tholos and built with stones in limestone. The tower is archaic, with the entrance free of side passages and with the niches just sketched in the walls of the main chamber. There must have been also some huts outside the nuraghe.

In the second phase (first half of the ninth century BC) was added a second tower and restored the previous tower with blocks of sandstone. The two towers communicated through an interior courtyard and a corridor with niches.

It was also built the meeting hut, equipped with a stone seat that runs along the perimeter, interrupted by a tank made of stone slabs, of unknown function, and a round stone seat for the chief, standing next to a niche in the wall. At the center of the hut, on a circular altar, it is present a model of a nuragic tower in sandstone. In this period were also built other huts in the village of higher dimension.

In the third phase (9th-8th century BC), the nuraghe was restored again with blocks of limestone and around it was built an exterior wall with four towers-huts, forming two outer courts, divided by a wall with no openings. In one of these courts it was inserted the meeting hut, in the other has been identified a silo.

The village was destroyed by fire, probably at the end of the eighth century BC and was later sporadically attended in Punic and Roman times, as witnessed by some pottery found.

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Founded: 1400-1300 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Erzsébet Kovács (2 months ago)
Amazing archeological place.
thevisualg (6 months ago)
On my way to Neptune's Grotto decided to stop by this interesting Nuraghe. It was one of the last days of my Sardinian road trip. The visit at the Nuraghe Palmavera was quite informative (regarding the Nuragic civilization) and I wish I came here earlier.
peter petersen (10 months ago)
Worth a visit, but a car is recommended, we hiked for 10km in 30 degrees...back and forth. All the information on site is in english which is nice.
Alberto Frigerio (13 months ago)
Woah! What a privilege to be able to walk around in an ancient village. Felt the energy of the past, present and future among these stones still standing. Highly recommend visiting this site, there's also a very beautiful beach near by.
Viktorija Veltmane (17 months ago)
Interesting landmark. Lots of explanations and visuals. We spent good 30 minutes exploring the area.
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