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among the various military constructions, takes visitors into that not so distant world, although the sound of war has been replaced by the sounds of nature.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