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Filitosa

Sollacaro, Corsica, France
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Ranked #103 of 152 Attractions in Corsica
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Mysterious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Owner 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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Victoria, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I must admit, I didn't realize there was a site with so many menhirs in Corsica. It is better than some for those with children in tow. We had a two year old who was able to walk then be carried on shoulders without fear of tripping on rocks. The menhirs themselves are upright with clearly visible carving. The large... More

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Lyon, France
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You'll know what a menhir is after leaving, if you didn't know already. Very much worth the visit, this prehistoric site shows what's been uncovered and learned about our stone-age predecessors. English guide book is available. Be sure to bring water during the hot weather and/or go early in the morning.

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Stavanger, Norway
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
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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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110 reviews 110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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