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Filitosa

Sollacaro, Corsica, France
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Ranked #105 of 181 attractions in Corsica
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Mysterious Sites, Ancient Ruins
Description: Vestiges of civilization from the end of the Neolithic era and the beginning of the Bronze age until 1500 BC.
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Stavanger, Norway
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Interesting monuments, site a bit off track, not full of tourists like in Egypt, Greece or in other historical sites. Visitor path well laid out, it's ancient so it's difficult to imagine how the "village" looked like, but the few standing stones are well preserved and the site is worth visiting. The guide booklet is informative. Hat and sun screen... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is definitely the most publicized of the several prehistoric site in south Corsica, but not my favourite. The menhirs with sculptured faces are impressive, but the atmosphere is a bit aseptic and artificial, despite the info points playing sweet music between one explanation and the other. Bring a hat and some water, most of the paths are exposed to... More

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Virum
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is awesome. The number of megaliths, some even taller than 2 meters. It is estimate that the youngest are only from 2000 BC while the oldest can be several millennia older. Expect to climb a few stony steps as you inspect the megaliths and monuments

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Well worth a visit with a excellent audio guide around the site explaining the different area. The site is well set out with a very nice little café to refresh yourself after the visit

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

An amazing view into the of pehistoric lives on Corsica. Numerous examples of ancient stone carvings and ruins of pottery, tools and jewelry. It is amazing to ponder the life style of these people and think about our history. Will anything survive for another thousand years, let alone 5,000? An interesting stop while in southern Corsica.

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Stockport
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Good half day trip learning about the ancient Corsican civilisations - better than expected. Buy a guide book for a decent level of detail - fairly inexpensive.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's incredible to see, it is a sense of walking through history. Go early to beat the heat and bring walking shoes and some snacks so you can picnic during the visit.

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Amerongen, The Netherlands
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105 reviews 105 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Well maintained pre-historical location. Great views and surprisingly good conserved menhirs and dolmen. Visitor centre was under construction. Enough (so not too much) information.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Very nice, quite not too big area with stuff dated back 6000 years ago. Because it was so quite, we could start imagining the area, back in those days. Although its hard to make a realistic image of it. It reminded me of the Shire from LOTR. The statues are very nice, and the surrounding is welcoming. Nice creek, green... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I normally like this kind of thing but found it hard to understand due to lack in understanding of French. Not sure I thought it was worth the €7 entrance fee.

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