Casa Zapata Museum


Zapata countryhouse is an aristocratic building in Barumini. Originally the marchesses’ abode, it has been since 2006 the exhibition place for Barumini. It is divided in three sections: archeology, history, ethnography.

The house was built in the early 17th century, on the highest part of the village, by the noble Spanish family Zapata, soon after they decided to settle in Barumini.

In the 1990s, during some restoration works, it was discovered that the Zapata house had been built over a perfectly preserved nuragic village called Nuraxi ‘e Cresia.

Thanks to an important and amazing architectural restoration project, both the nuragic village, forgotten for decades, and the Zapata house, a majestic countryhouse, have become an important museum called Museo Casa Zapata.


Address: Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Barumini SU
Telephone: +39 070 9368128

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