Baunei

In the wild Supramonte

Hotel in Baunei: Bia Hotel Maore

Hidden treasures, works of natural art. A paradise that always exists, where the memory is engraved on the stones, where each name refers to an unwritten history,

but lived by man and nature that are always inextricably linked.

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The crystal clear sea, pristine mountains of Supramonte are its extraordinary natural heritage. The Supramonte of Baunei is located at an altitude of 700 meters. with the highest peak in Punta Ginnircu that is 811 meters above sea level. From Supramonte, going along the county road we reach the plateau of Golgo located at an altitude of 450 meters and characterized by the presence of the chasm of karst called Su Sterru.

Golgo Plateau

After traversing a series of curves uphill from the town of Baunei, will open to its visitors a wild valley of basaltic origin enclosed by a series of fortifications limestone and covered by dense vegetation of oak, juniper and Mediterranean. The Golgo plateau is probably the most interesting historical and archaeological context of the territory of Baunei, protected by Nuraghi guarding all natural access, it is the main area of ​​conveyance and storage of rainwater karst plateau.

Place full of references and sensations of mysterious presences, the Plateau is known primarily for its Chasm (which with its 280 m. is the deepest in Europe) identified as the place where the murder of older people took place among ritual laughter (hence the term “sardonic laugh”) and the macabre frenzy of walking of Mamuthones

Near the Chasm there is As Piscinas, natural basins to collect rainwater, modified by man, it has come to us in this new form, to make possible the processing of metals and the magic rituals, animistic and naturalistic, as the “Divine Judgment “ordalia water.

Co’e Serra, in the Plateau of Golgo is probably the best known of the nuraghi of Baunei. Built to guard the plateau, it whitenings on a low rocky ledge at the confluence of Baku Tenosili, the gully that descends from Punta Feullas, sharing with Pedru Saccu the primacy of the greater extension of the area between the nuraghi. On the southern bastion of the dolmen it was erected a curious construction of the same nature but in the form of the dolmen near the Megaron type of temples. Built in the second half of the seventeenth century late – here is the Gothic church dedicated to St. Peter (legend tells that St. Peter had liberated the people of Golgo from “On Scultone”, sort of monster that lived in the Chasm and calmed his anger only after the sacrifice of young virgins). Like all ancient churches located in this area, St. Peter church declared the existence of forms of religious syncretism, nuragic – Christian, recognizable by their Cumbessias typology. Right across the fence of the Church is clearly visible the anthropomorphic betile that has no other similar in Sardinia, and it has vague similarities with sculptures dedicated to Shardana.