Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site
The Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site is an ensemble of megalithic monuments comprising the Menga and Viera dolmens and the tholos of El Romeral. It constitutes one of the greatest megalith examples in Europe. These were the first forms of monumental architecture in Prehistory. According to the available information these constructions date back to Neolithic times, and are more than 6,500 years old. The complete Megalithic ensemble has recently been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site has two areas. First is the Visitor Centre and the Menga and Viera dolmens, and in the second area you can find the tholos of El Romeral.
Instead of being positioned facing the sun, as was customary at the time, these temples were positioned towards the natural landmarks surrounding them. The Menga dolmen is positioned facing the Peña de los Enamorados (Lovers Rock). The unusual form of this mountain is reminiscent of a human figure. The Tholos of El Romeral is positioned facing the karst landscape of El Torcal de Antequera, whilst the Viera dolmen is the only one positioned towards the sun.
The combination of the spectacular landscape of the Antequera Dolmens with El Torcal and the Peña de los Enamorados is known as the Site of the Dolmens. An unmissable visit for anyone who wants to discover Prehistoric culture and enjoy a unique natural setting.
- Located in an urban area
- Inland area
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