A place unique in the world
The name Giara, Sa Jara, probably derives from the Latin glarea (gravel), with reference to the widespread stoniness that characterizes the plateau surface.
The Pliocene basalt plateau of the Giara (500-600 m a.s.l.) surrounded by 11 municipalities, spreads to about 45 square kilometres of territory.
Steep dark lava rock cliffs, with its sometimes impetuous little waterfalls occasionally appearing, surround this vast plateau. Its surprisingly flat top is embellished with suggestive water stagnation Pauli (Tramatzu Pauli, Pauli Maiori, etc.) with their beautiful, glistening spring water buttercups blooms.
With its remarkable landscape and naturalistic value, the Giara has been included among the nine national parks established by Regional Law No. 31 of 1989
Certainly, very famous for the Giara horse, one of the few species that still live in the wild in the world. Before the guided walk to the Giara Park we suggest a visit to the PARC to discover the geological details of the plateau and, later, a visit to the Civic Museum of the Cavallino della Giara.
Cavallo della Giara tra i cespugli dell’altopiano
Guided tours are active all year round and last from 45 minutes to 2 hours. Upon reservation you can also visit the archaeological site of Brunku Seurgiu and Corona Arrubia.