Where to see the Giants

Exhibited for the first time as a unit in 2014 in the Cultural restoration center Li Punti in Sassari, it is possible to admire the sculptures today at the Giovanni Marongiu civic museum in Cabras, where 11 sculptures are exhibited, and at the National archaeological museum of Cagliari, where the other 33 sculptures.

Giovanni Marongiu civic museum, Cabras

Giovanni Marongiu civic museum
via Tharros
09072 Cabras (OR)
contact
+39 0783 290 636
see information on visits
opening hours
from April to October
every day from 10 to 19
last entry at 6.15pm
from November to March
Tuesday-Sunday from 10 to 18
last entry at 5.15pm
from July 14th to September 30th
on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
also open from 10 to 23
last entry 10.15pm
On 22 March 2014 the two rooms devoted to the Mont’e Prama sculptures were inaugurated. The statues and other restored sculptures are exhibited in the show Mont’e Prama 1974-2014, set up in parallel with the National archaeological museum of Cagliari.
In 2015 a third room was opened, with the most outstanding findings of recent excavations, which are promptly restored.
An imposing group of sculptures: in the museum are on show 9 statues of the heroes of Mont’e Prama – 3 archers, 1 warrior and 5 boxers, 8 nuraghes – 2 simple, 3 four-lobed and 3 eight-lobed, and 2 betyls in sandstone.
In the context of the exhibition, CRS4 has created high-resolution, life-size 3D reconstructions that can be used through the specially created multimedia stations situated in the exhibition halls and, recently, a simplified geometric version of the 3D reconstructions of the entire sculptural complex which are made available on this website for the first time.

Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama, Cabras

Archaeological site of Mont’e Prama
strada provinciale 7
09072 Cabras (OR)

Guided tours by reservation only for school groups and groups of at least 8 people
Information and reservations: Cooperativa Peninsula del Sinis, telephone +39 379 170 0454

The place where the sculptures of the Giants were found is currently closed to the public, it is sometimes opened during events.
The Mont’e Prama Foundation has launched a competition for ideas aimed at creating an accessibility system, walkways and internal parking and break areas, at the creation and installation of internal informational, popular and scientific billboards that make it possible to use them.
The site was discovered by chance in March 1974, when ploughing of a field brought to light the first fragments of the statues. From that point on, the site underwent several digging campaigns between 1975 and 1979, 2014, 20152016 and, more recently, between 2018 and June 2022, the date of the last intervention.
Today, fieldwork is focused on extending the excavation area to gain a clearer understanding of the organisation of the area and the relationship between the sculptures and the necropolis, and to determine whether a temple or sanctuary once stood there, as well as other structures or buildings having other functions.

National archaeological museum, Cagliari

National archaeological museum
piazza Arsenale 1, 09124 Cagliari (CA)
opening hours
from Tuesday to Sunday: 9am – 8pm
ticket office: 9am – 7.15pm
closed on Mondays
contact numbers
+ 39 070 655 911 – 070 6051 8248
ticket office +39 070 6051 8245
to book guided tours 
Hosted in the Museum Citadel, the National archaeological museum in Cagliari tells the ancient history of Sardinia through its archaeological heritage.
Since March 2014, some spaces in the museum have been devoted to the heroes of Mont’e Prama.
On the ground floor and the third floor, the exhibition Mont’e Prama 1974-2014, set up in parallel with Giovanni Marongiu civic museum of Cabras, includes 18 statues of the heroes of Mont’e Prama – 3 archers, 2 warriors and 13 boxers, one warrior’s shield, 8 models of nuraghes – 3 simple, 1 four-lobed, 3 eight-lobed and 1 indefinable, and 7 betyls – 4 in sandstone and 3 in limestone.
In Cagliari, still in the Mont’e Prama exhibition but set apart for comparison purposes, several finds from other places are also on show: three items from the Cannevadosu locality (one three-lobed nuraghe model, a fragment of another undefined model and a fragment from the base of a statue), the model from San Vero Milis, Serra ‘e is Araus locality, and one head from Narbolia, Banatou locality.