8th April 2013

This magnificent and elegant monument known as Sa Fraigada is situated in a delightful natural landscape, a few kilometres from Santadi in the district of Barrancu Mannu, set amongst granite peaks and crags. 

The monument, which dates back to the 14th century B.C., is a typical construction belonging to Nuraghic funerary architecture, often given the name of “Giants’ Tomb” (tumba de is gigantis). It is in fact a collective tomb constructed from massive blocks of granite. It has been built next to a large rock through which a short tunnel has been eroded. This cave shelter is extremely evocative, sitting inside observing the landscape you feel connected to those who were in the same place 3,500 years ago.

This is a short (about 5km), easy, signposted walk that takes you back to pre-history!

See map below for geotagged photos (mouse-over camera icons), and further down to see the profile and to download the GPX

 

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1.8 km, 00:30:25

  

More Sulcis trails:

Maps: North PDF and South PDF  

Online trail maps: http://www.sardegnasentieri.it 

(See also Guida naturalistica PDF and other publications at http://www.sicforestamontearcosu.eu/index.php/pubblicazioni.html- ) 

 

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