Sarrabus da Costa Rei a Porto Corallo 1/30.000
Wandelkaart Sardinië A15 - Sarrabus da Costa Rei a Porto Corallo
Sarrabus is a territory that is not known by everybody yet. Here lies its charm and this has made possible to keep this environmental area out of big building speculations and also out of history. In fact it preserves little traces of the past, and paradoxically the remains from the prehistoric age are more meaningful than those back to more recent times. We can find traces from the most remote past not far from the State Road SS125, that from Muravera goes to Costa Rei, by visiting the nuraghe Murtas, the nuraghe S’Aqua Secis and the megalithic complexes of Scalas and Cuili Piras. They are about ten menhirs, almost fully intact, arranged in groups and fixed in the ground in the original orthostatic position. They have been put in relation with the position of the sun and the moon, at dawn and at sunset. In fact they were used as a very precise astronomic calendar but also for religious purposes since they represented
both the masculine divinity and the fertility according to the worship of the proto-Sardinian populations. At 200 meters of distance from the beach of Costa Rei we can also visit the complex of Piscina Rei, back to 5000 years ago. Its peculiarity is the presence of a block of granite that was used with the function of an altar for sacrifices, since it has a cavity apt to contain liquids. Going back to the north, to St. Vito, adjacent to the State Road and well indicated by signs, we can see the nuraghe Asoru, characterized by a trilobate structure. There are many more remains from the Proto-Sardinian age but their value has not been exploited yet , neither they have been arranged in a such a way so as to be reached easily by visitors. The remains from the Roman and the medieval ages are on the contrary just a few, since these territories were abandoned because of the continuous Islamic and piratical raids. This is witnessed by some sentinel towers that were built between
the 14th and 17th cent., that is, from north to south, the tower of Monti Ferru, the tower Salinas, the one of the Ten Horses and that of Porto Corallo.