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“Unexpected to see on a drive.”

La miniera de l'Argentiera
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Came across this on a drive around the rather rugged and isolated part of the Sardinian coast.
The town looks like something out of a movie practically deserted in appearance,
There is life here isolated though it may be. Can see the past by viewing the era of an early mining town. It tells much of the past of this rugged area.
Worth a drive in and out to see the area

Thank GEEOZ
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Parking in Argentiera is not very easy, we searched quite a bit before we found a parking spot, but you can definitely park on the big parking space a little bit outside and higher on the hill. When we entered the city we were expecting an abandoned old mine but in reality it is not the whole city but only some buildings that are abandoned. The city itself was full with people going to the city beach (the parking space there was totally full, better park outside) and there were restaurants and so on. The old mine buildings are nice to look at but they are surrounded by fences so you cannot enter. That means you can go there, take a picture and look at it for a moment and then leave again. If you want to see the old buildings you might want to go there but it is nothing spectacular that you need to see. The surrounding landscape is nice and you can go for a hike there or go to one of the beaches.

Thank Jasmin H
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Argenitera is the commune of Sassari's best kept secret! I first stumbled upon it unexpectedly in the summer of 2016. An easy 30minute drive from the Alghero airport, this beach is a travelers paradise: crystal clear waters and the dramatic landscapes Sardinia is known for-but without the crowds!! The beach is handicap and stroller friendly- which blew my mind! Above the beach are gorgeous and easy walking paths (if you like a hike) with picturesque, awe inspiring views of the untouched shoreline. The town is home to 1 restaurant and the "famed" Sombrero Beach bar. Unlike other beach bars on the beaches in Sardinia I found this one approachable with outstanding food. The trick at the Sombrero, is to ask in the morning or early afternoon what the dinner catch will be. While the Sombrero has a regular- basic- beach bar menu, the owner also offers by request only sunset dinners. Also the Sombrero has music nights and an occasional outdoor movie night! Above all you would think a cozy dinner spot like this would be date night exclusive, but it is extremely family friendly and often filled with locals.

Thank elizabethburg7
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Because we nearly skipped Argentiera, I would like to point out that the old town is indeed worth a visit when passing by the west coast of Sardinia.
The attached pictures I have taken are not too representative as I was simply occupied with taking in the ghost town appearance of the city.
I thought it was fascinating reading about the city's history as you explore unfinished hotel complexes (because someone obviously found out at some point that lead and iron on the beach does not exactly add to healthbenefits) ! If you're fascinated with ghost towns, this could be interesting to you.

Thank UtePaaByen
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We drove here for the opportunity to take some photos of the decaying mine infrastructure. Unfortunately the site was not as photogenic as I had hoped, but a nice place to stop by anyways. Of special note is the Il Veliero bar/restaurant next to the beach, be sure to grab a bite there!

Thank otp71
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