Molentargius Park: immerse yourself in nature
A few kilometres from the city and the Poetto beach, there is the beautiful Natural Park of Molentargius - The salt-pans.
The Park covers an area of about 1600 hectares, and was created in 1999 after careful work to design and enhance the site of international interest, an important resting and nesting place for numerous species of water birds, including pink flamingos, now one of the symbols of the city.
The history of the Park is closely linked to that of the Saline: an important industrial reality in Cagliari, it represented in the local history the most important site for the collection of sea salt.
Today, the Park is characterized by the mirrors of water of the former production system of the Saline, by the other salt pans (Cagliari salt pans) and by the Perda Bianca (former basin for the collection of mother water). From here it is easy to understand why visiting it represents a unique experience for those who choose to stay in Cagliari. A symbol of the city's industrial history, still clearly visible from the structures once dedicated to the extraction and collection of salt, together with the buildings of the early '900, as well as a symbol of protection and preservation of nature.
The undisputed protagonist of the Park is undoubtedly the Pink Flamingo. It is enough to take a walk among the ponds to see hundreds of them, flying or stopping in the shallow water. But not only flamingos, in Molentargius you can also admire species of surface and diving ducks, such as the Mallard, the Gadwall and the Shoveler, the Pochard and the Tufted Duck.
You can visit the Park on foot or by bike. These can be rented at the information point at the entrance to the Park, or if you choose our Birkin Apartmentsapartments, located a few meters from the main entrance, we will offer you the bikes for free.
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