M.A.P.S. – Museo Ambientale di Punta Giglio Sardegna
Open-air museum located in the former coastal artillery "Sr. 413" at Punta Giglio
The "Sr. 413" Coastal Artillery was built for the Navy between the two world wars to protect the important bay of Porto Conte, where there had been a seaplane base for military and civilian use since 1937.
At the time, the military outpost accommodated 72 men: a community that observed the changing weather by scanning the horizon over the sea, always on the alert.
The sailors became acquainted with the enemy one hot night between 31 July and 1 August 1941, when the two British destroyers Cossack and Maori fired cannon shots from the darkness of the roadstead, although fire was not returned.
Near the firing station we also have the remains of the Torre del Liiri, or Torre del Giglio, built by the Aragonese at the end of the 16th century.
The M.A.P.S., with explanatory panels along the route among the various military constructions, takes visitors into that not so distant world, although the sound of war has been replaced by the sounds of nature.
It is no coincidence that, alongside the historical route, an environmental route dedicated to the unique natural features of this area of the Porto Conte Park meanders.
Visitors will also be able to take advantage of the new services provided by the Rifugio di Mare: a refreshment point and guest quarters at the disposal of M.A.P.S.
Location: Punta Giglio | Alghero
Daily open from 9.30am to 5.30 pm
*Please note that in order to visit MAPS and the nature paths, and to use the services of the "Rifugio di mare", it is always necessary to have the Ecomuseum ticket (excluded Alghero's community residents who enjoy free entry). The ticket office at the entrance to the site is open on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. From Monday to Friday, tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at the 'Rifugio di mare'.
ALGHERO TICKET INCLUDES access to the 5 locations* of the Park Ecomuseum
* Casa Gioiosa; LE PRIGIONETTE Nature Reserve; Environmental Museum Punta Giglio Sardegna; MASE Museum Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; SANT’IMBENIA The Roman Villa
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