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One of the most famous Giants' Tombs of Sardinia, that was built in the Bronze Age and still raises questions among scientists.
Coddu Vecchiu is Giants' grave, one of a few hundred scattered throughout Sardinia, and the most impressive. Although the name of the "Giants' grave" place scares many visitors, but in fact to the graves Codd Vecchio is irrelevant. According to legend, the giants were buried here, but scientists are still struggling with the question, which actually served as the stone structures.
It is believed that the small door leading to the tomb was a symbol of the transition to the afterlife, and often during rituals ancient people left some things near the door, in the hope of a happy life after death.
Now the Giants' grave has niche in nearly 15 meters long, and the cells around it. Inside, there is an underground tunnel and a funeral hall.
Near the tomb is located parking, cafe and ticketing services.
Things to do here 1
Visit the Giants' grave
Come to Giants' grave that was used as public tomb during the Bronze Age, and touch the construction, which had special meaning for ancient people.FREE22
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More places to visit on Sardinia
City, hidden in the mountains, is known for its wall paintings, which adorned every house of this vibrant and unique place.21
The luxurious building, to which leads the magnificent staircase, located on the Piazza Palazzo, and is the most beautiful place Cagliari.12
Cave of Ispinigoli
On the island of Sardinia, near the town of Dorgali is an amazing cave, where you can see the highest stalagnate in Europe.20
Su Nuraxi (Barumini)
A unique complex of buildings of the prehistoric era, which is steeped in mystery and riddles, and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.31
The majestic grotto near the town of Alghero, with an underground lake, stalactites and luxurious rooms reminiscent of the palace of the king.39
Megalithic monuments that were built in the Neolithic period and now attracts all the fans of the history of ancient civilizations.9
Bastione of Saint Remy
Bastion of Saint Remy was built only in the last century, but it has already become a bright landmark where locals come in the evening.23
Asinara National Park
The National Park includes the eponymous island and the waters, and on its territory are found rare and unusual species of animals and plants.16
Necropolis of Anghelu Ruju
Near the city of Alghero is the famous tomb of Domus de Janas, which is, according to legend, is home to fairies and witches.15
The medieval town with many towers and forts, magnificent caves with underground lakes and pristine beaches.14
Lagoon of San Teodoro
It is a place of special natural values, home to rare species of birds and animals, which can be seen, arrange a speedboat trip.34
Sardinia in Miniature Park
The unique park, where you can find the attractions of Sardinia, there is a tropical garden, planetarium and astronomy museum here.8