The Nuragic complex of Palmavera is located in
north- west Sardinia, between the gulf of Alghero and the gulf of Porto Conte.
It consists of a nuraghe, a big barbican (built of multilobed calcareous
blocks) which connects four tower-huts, and a village all around. The nuraghe
consists of a main tower, partially enclosed in a bastion, a courtyard, a
secondary tower and a short corridor with niches. One of the tower-huts in the
barbican is different from the others: it is the so- called %u2018meeting hut%u2019,
typical of Nuragic villages. Perhaps reserved to a council of elders, it is a
big round hut (8,87m diameter) with a bench along the foundation wall and a
circular base in the middle in order to support a sacred sculpture. The richest
families probably lived inside the barbican, while the other families outside.
The village of Palmavera counts about fifty among
huts (circular in plan and built of calcareous blocks) and delimited areas. The
complex was built in three stages, from the 15th to the 8th century BC.
Partially accessible to disabled people.