During the Bronze Age, the era of heroes of ancient Mediterranean civilizations, a people rooted in Sardinia for millennia built thousands of cyclopean stone monuments: the nuraghi.

The Nuraghe Losa, evocative and imposing, stands on the Abbasanta plateau in the province of Oristano, surrounded by the greenery of the Mediterranean scrub, easily accessible not far from State Road 131 between km 123 and km 124.

A giant made of black basalt, unique for its particular sinuous shape with a concave-convex profile, an ancient guardian of arcane secrets.

Having lost its ancient name, it was later replaced by the term “Losa,” which in Sardinian means tomb, derived in turn from the nearby necropolis for cremation from the Roman-Imperial era.


It is a complex tholos-type nuraghe with a trilobate plan built in the Middle Bronze Age when the Nuragic civilization was experiencing its peak. After passing through the high threshold, one enters its interior through the main corridor connecting to the side chambers.

The central chamber, vaulted with an ogival shape, reveals all its beauty and surprising proto-historic architecture. Through a spiral staircase, located in the cavity of the central chamber, you reach what remains of the upper floor, now towering at thirteen meters in height; originally, the monument reached about twenty meters.

A second entrance in the northwestern wall leads to the chamber of the rear tower connected through a staircase to the top part of the nuraghe. Outside, a large section of the towered defensive wall with a cistern for water supply is preserved; it once surrounded the nuraghe. 

In front of the main entrance you find the meeting hut which is well preserved. It was once used to officiate functions related to worship. At the base of the nuraghe stood the huts settlement, of which traces are still visible: a large village of three and a half hectares waiting to be brought back to light, protected by a mighty wall that time has saved, preserving it in its entirety until today.

The favorable position and the richness of the territory ensured the reuse of the village over time.