The National Archaeological Museum of Cagliari, comprising the Archaeological Museum, the Pinacoteca, the San Pancrazio Space, the former Royal Museum and the spaces of Porta Cristina, is an Institute of the Ministry of Culture with special autonomy since 2019.
The museums are located in the ancient Castello district, inside the Citadel of Museums built between 1956 and 1979 with the recovery of the Royal Arsenal and the medieval walls designed by the architects Libero Cecchini and Piero Gazzola.
The archaeological collection includes more than 4000 finds that tell a story that spans almost 7000 years, from Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages, from Neolithic mother goddesses to Nuragic bronzes, from Phoenician and Punic jewelry to Roman statuary to cult objects from the Byzantine era.
The historical-artistic section houses a valuable collection of altarpieces of Catalan-Aragonese culture from the 15th and 16th centuries and pictorial works up to the 20th century.
Inscriptions and coats of arms make up the lapidary that tells the urban and social evolution of the city of Cagliari.
Traditional Sardinian fabrics, baskets, weapons, ceramics and jewels, as well as a precious bronze aquamanile from the 11th century, complete the Museum's rich collection.
Why it is important to visit it
Thanks to the vastness and quality of its collections, formed starting from the nineteenth century, the Museum offers the opportunity to make a complete excursus of time from prehistory to the modern history of Sardinia.
Structure category: museum, gallery and/or collection
Macro Territorial Area: South Sardinia
POSTAL CODE: 09124
Address: piazza Arsenale, 1
Telephone: +39 070 655911
January - December
Monday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday - Sunday
8:45 AM - 7:45 PM
Access mode: For a fee
Services information: Reservations are required for guided tours and educational workshops.
Other services: Route for the blind and visually impaired with tactile maps.
Facilitated physical accessibility for visitors with specific needs
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