SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF THARROS
Between past and present.
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.
CHURCH OF SAN GIOVANNI DI SINIS
One of the oldest monuments in Sardinia.
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
Testimonials from the fishing world.
The Capanne di Falasco (falasco huts), called in local language barraccas de cruccuri, are linked to the world of fishing and served as a shelter for equipment and shelter for workers. Built with marsh grasses and at strategic points, they usually formed small villages, among many we remember those of Portu S'uedda, Mare Morto, Su Siccu and Torregrande.
Around the 80s, with the change of fishing areas, almost all the huts were demolished. Today few remain, some are private, while others have been rebuilt by the Marine Protected Area.
THE COASTAL TOWERS
The story told by the sea.
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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San Giovanni di Sinis
Cabras (OR) 09072
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