SIMM Museum System of Macomer



The System of Museum of Macomer is born in 2012 with the purpose of creating a unitary cultural circuit.    A Participating Foundation, called Promotea, which office is in Macomer, manages it.

It includes the archeological sites of Tamuli, Filigosa, Nuraghe Succuronis, Nuraghe Santa Barbara and the Ethnographic Museum "The Ancient Arts".



 Area Archeologica di Tamuli


L’area archeologica di Tamuli, situata nella regione del Marghine, nella Sardegna centro settentrionale, è uno dei complessi nuragici più suggestivi dell’isola. Ne fanno parte tre tombe dei giganti, un nuraghe ed un villaggio, risalenti al Bronzo Medio e Recente (XVI-XIII sec. a. C.). Tra le tombe, quella più importante è la tomba I. In buone condizioni di conservazione, presenta un’ampia esedra, ancora intatta, al cui centro si trova l’ingresso alla camera funeraria, costituito da una lastra trapezoidale forata. Lungo il semicerchio dell’esedra è presente un sedile formato da 27 blocchi. Nell’area dell’esedra e intorno alla tomba sono visibili il chiusino e numerosi conci finemente lavorati e di varia forma, elementi che connotano la bellezza del monumento. Lungo la fiancata sinistra della tomba sono disposti sei betili di forma conica, tre maschili e tre femminili, conosciuti localmente col nome di pedras marmuradas. I tre di maggiori dimensioni, provvisti di due bozze a forma di mammelle, rappresentano l’elemento femminile; gli altri tre, completamente lisci, simboleggiano l’elemento fallico maschile. Le tombe dei giganti sono talvolta accompagnate da queste singolari pietre, accuratamente lavorate in forma ogivale, che hanno una chiara funzione sacrale: rappresentano infatti le divinità ritenute all’origine della vita e dunque capaci di riportare in vita dalla morte. Il nuraghe, situato a breve distanza su un affioramento roccioso, è di tipo complesso, composto da una torre centrale di forma circolare e da un bastione, che originariamente racchiudeva due torri. Nel vicino abitato sono ancora perfettamente integre sei capanne, con pianta ovale allungata e copertura formata da lastre piatte

L'area è aperta tutti i giorni, con orario continuato dalle 9.30 fino a 30 minuti prima dell'imbrunire

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The Necropolis of Filigosa


The site is located at the southern foot of the homonymous hill, where stands the “nuraghe Ruju”, near the town of Macomer, in the ​​central-northern Sardinia, in the Region called “Marghine”. This important hypogeum necropolis, popularly known as “domus de Janas” gave the name to one of the cultures of the Early Chalcolithic age in Sardinia: the “Culture of Filigosa”.

So far, it consists of four underground multicellular dug into the tufa rock. The burials, three of which dug at the foot of the rise, the fourth to the next level, present some corridors (called dromos) that follow the natural inclination of the rock. The first room presents some cupels on the walls while, on the floor in a central position, there is a circular hearth and the funeral bed, the latter realized savings in the excavation of the domus. All these elements are to be attributed to the practices of cults in honor of the deceased that reflect the belief that the tomb was their home. The domus IV is the only one that appears to have been used for new depositions in Nuragic period with the addition of an architectural front made by rows of stones.

The area is open daily from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

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Nuraghe Santa Barbara


The nuraghe is located on a small plateau halfway up the Monte Manai coast (648 meters at sea level) in a strategic position to control the natural route that, from Macomer, leads to the plateau of Campeda, in an area still rich in archaeological remains. It 'a complex -type nuraghe with a central tower surrounded by a four-lobed bastion including, in the front, an open-air courtyard.

The keep, which has a truncated cone shape, has a circular base and a height of 15.40 m, while originally it reached at least 20 m (the residual height is surpassed only by the nuraghe S.Antine of Torralba with its 17, 55 m of height).

It is built with large blocks of basalt, roughly sketched out in the lower lines, with decreasing size up where the rows become more regular and the stones are finished with more care.

The tower has three superimposed rooms (two are intact, the third retains only the base), a niche and a scale of passage. The entry turns to the southeast and introduces to a long hallway with a platband ceiling with the niche on the right and the scale on the left. This scheme is not widespread since most of the nuraghi have the niche to the left and the scale on the right.

Santa Barbara’s nuraghe would seem to constitute the Western pivot of a hypothetical line of defense based on the harshness of the territory and on a hierarchical ordering of the monuments with a few major centers in a strategic location that had formed part of the smaller towns. That is the major center had to take on the task of defending, while the smaller towns competed a role of service.


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The Etnographic Museum "Ancient Arts"


Located along the main street, the Ethnographic Museum has been inaugurated in the spring of two thousand. The museum displays over three thousand objects, all original, related not only to the rural and pastoral civilization, but also to the work of skilled artisans who operated on the streets of the old neighborhood in their workrooms. The exhibition, which covers a time span between the eighteenth and the twentieth century, is distributed in different sectors, one for each craft, in an ancient eighteenth century house. It was once the home of a local family, and now it is incorporated into the modern urban fabric, built in early nineteenth century in what was to be the extreme outskirts of the village, not far from the source that marked its the northern limit, now disappeared, far from the town. It has preserved it the structure of the traditional Sardinian houses; it is distributed on two floors, with another raised floor, and presents the courtyard at the back. The jambs and lintels of doors and windows are made of local stone - basalt and trachyte - as well as the walls. Inside we found, in a perfect state of preservation, the stone fireplaces, “sos furreddos”, the exposed beams, the wooden stairs, the plank.

The museum tour winds through 14 different environments that tell of ancient arts and crafts, projecting the visitor in a distant time, when the passing of time was marked from the rapid succession of the seasons and the work associated with them.

Opening time: Every day

10:00-13:00 and 16:30-20:00  Saturday afternoon and Sunday by appointment.

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Cultural Centre Casa Attene


The Cultural Centre called “Casa Attene” is placed in an ancient building dating back to the early 1600s, in Piazza Santa Croce, in the heart of the historical center of Macomer. It has function of documentation and reception center for visitors. Inside you will find an exhibition hall for temporary exhibitions and conferences, a library, two rooms for educational workshops, two multimedia rooms with interactive stations equipped with touch screen monitor and thematic videos on the cultural heritage of the Marghine.

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