SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF THARROS

Known around the world as one of the historical symbols of the Western Mediterranean Sea, the archaeological site of Tharros was founded in the late VIII century B.C. by the Phoenician civilization. In 238 B.C., with the arrival of the Romans in Sardinia, the area underwent an important urban change with the construction of several buildings and roads. Among the structures that can still be admired today, you can find the ruins of the Tetrastyle Temple, the Thermal Baths, the Tophet and the main Roman roads that once connected the intere city. 

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CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS

The church of San Giovanni di Sinis is one of the most important Christian buildings in Sardinia, together with the Basilica of San Saturnino of Cagliari and the church of Sant'Antioco in the homonymous village. The original Greek cross plant dates back to the 6th century A.D., during the Byzantine reconquest led by Emperor Justinian. Between the 10th and the 11th century A.D. the building was restructured with the adoption of a Latin cross plant still visible today. 

The religious worships dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and Saint Augustine are currently celebrated.


CAPANNE DI FALASCO

The Capanne di Falasco (literally huts of swamp plants of fishermen houses), called in Sardinian language Barraccas de Cruccuri, are linked to the world of fishing and served as shelter for the equipment and refuge for the workers. Built with Marsh herbs and in strategic points, they usually formed small villages, among the many are reminiscent of those of Portu S'uedda, Mare Morto, Su Siccu and Torregrande. Around the 80s, with the change of the fishing zones, the huts were all demolished. 

Today you can find only a few of them, some are private, while others have been rebuilt by the Marine Protected Area.


THE COASTAL TOWERS

The coastal towers of the area of Cabras were built during the Spanish domination, between the 16th and the 17th centuries, to defend the territory and to protect the local populations from the threatening Arab incursions. The Tower of San Giovanni di Sinis, near the archaeological area of Tharros, Torre Vecchia (literally Old Tower)and Torre del Sevo , are located on the coast and, in case of necessity, were armed. The tower of Su Pottu is situated on the shores of the pond of Mar' e Pontis, connected to the homonymous fishery, and served as a control for fishing activities.

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