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Geomuseo Montearci Stefano Incani

Geomuseo Montearci Stefano Incani

Masullas (OR)

This fine geological museum of the area of the Monte Arci is located at Masullas in an ex-monastery of the order of friars capuchins and displays the rich mineral resources of this old volcano

Geomuseo Montearci Stefano Incani

The mineralogical and palaeontological museum of the Monte Arci is a small educational museum. This museum is housed in the sixteenth century monastery of the order of the Capuchins situated on the edge of Masullas, a small village at the foot of the Monte Arci. In this museum are displayed examples of the various minerals that have been formed through the working of the old volcano of the Monte Arci and the museum has an educational section on the geologic history of the island of Sardinia starting 23 million years ago with the formation of the Mediterranean and ending 13 to 6 million years ago when the island obtained it's current form.

In the monastery you can still see the cells of the Capuchins where they retreated and the portico around the lovely courtyard with the waterwell. On the first floor the great hall has been transformed to an exhibition space with the minerals; the jasper, the agate, the calcite, the chalcedony and the minerals containing the fossilized remains of see animals of millions of years ago. In the back of the room a separate cubicle contains the fluorescent stones that can be admired under ultraviolet light.

It is recommended to visit this museum in combination with the museum of Obsidian in Pau.

Address: Ex convento dei Cappuccini, Masullas

Tel: 0783 990251

Openingtimes: From april through october 10:00 -12:00 and 16:00 - 19:00 wednesday through sunday. From november through march 10.00-12.00 and 15:00 - 18:00 wednesday through sunday.

Prices: Euro 4,00 ; reduced tariff Euro 3,00

Website: GeoMuseo Monte Arci "Stefano Incani"

Guided tours are possible

The information has been updated for 2018 but prices and opening hours may vary.

Last updated 25/05/2016

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