Dolmenes de Antequera
Dolmenes de Antequera
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B M
Arlon, Belgium134 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
This is a must to vist when in Costa Del Sol but the way the exhibition is organized is a show stopper. Instead of going straight to what you want to see, you have to do an absurb tour/walk. When questionned, the officer refers to prohibited walk path but why then do they find a way to exit that is 10 time shorter than the entrance way. This is f... stupid and it stopped me enjoying the interest of the visit.
Written December 3, 2023
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain619 contributions
Mar 2022
The town of Antequera is known for the prehistoric remains found there. The main site comprises 2 dolmen about 4000 years old and is situated on the Northern ring road in a well landscaped park. When we visited the museum which is to be inaugurated on the site was not yet open, but we were shown an informative video detailing the construction process of the two dolmen (Menga and Viera). You then walk the site and can enter the impressive monuments. These are small and the overall visit will take little more than an hour. Entry is free for EU citizens. There is a third monument, The Tholos de Romeral which is a beehive tomb, about 1000 years more recent than the other two monuments and this is located on an industrial site about a 10 minute drive away. Again the tomb is impressive and there are people at all sites to answer questions. The sites were relatively empty when we visited and we could enjoy these must see monuments.
Written March 14, 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,642 contributions
Nov 2021
Visited on a Monday which meant the museum was closed. You could nevertheless walk the site. The walk takes you behind the original tumuli before the chance to view two dolmens: Viera and Menga. The sites themselves vary as to what can be seen. I suspect the museum would flesh things out, providing needed interpretation. What you can appreciate is the massive blocks used to construct these dolmens. It was around a half hour visit but surely would be double that if the museum was open. Not sure if a museum fee but there was no charge for walking the site.
Written November 2, 2021
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Tamerlans007
Badalona, Spain1,805 contributions
Aug 2019
Execelent prehistoric site with impresive burial buildings. There's a really interesting video in the visitor center previous to the visit. After that there's a guided tour in Spanish, but I think they offer other languajes aswell.
The visit is free but you must book 'cause is really popular.
Written January 4, 2020
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Rustydancer
Enniscorthy, Ireland531 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
It’s a must see. There’s a great video in the centre on how they managed to place the huge stones around the site. Teamwork and a great overseer of the whole project. Watch out for the inscriptions on the left as you enter.
Written September 16, 2023
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jmdf70
almada14 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Well preserved place. At the visitors centre you can watch a presentation about how it was made and the surroundings were they got the materials to build it. Ask for information because it's not all in one place. If you are lucky enough you can get a leaflet in your language.
Written November 8, 2016
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Aggie0815
Stuttgart, Germany63 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
To fully understand the importance of this site some knowledge should be acquired before visiting, as there are no explanations or diagrams to put it into historic context directly at the Dolmens. (There is a small visitor center, but as we were short on time we didn't have time to stop in)
Visiting the dolmens is free and one can freely walk around and explore. Standing inside the dolmens and seeing the sheer size of the monoliths and slabs of rock used to build them shows how important they must have been to our ancestors.
Written April 29, 2017
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david w
Granada, Spain391 contributions
Aug 2020
A very interesting insight into man's more creative humane nature. Essential to watch the video in order to grasp the scale of the work and effort required to construct these structures only using absolutely rudimentary tools.
Written August 23, 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,127 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
The Dolmens of Antequera are located just East of the city.
In 2016, this cultural heritage site was added to the Unesco World Heritage List.
The site in Antequera has three main monuments, the dolmens of Menga and Viera and the tolos of El Romeral, that were buuilt during the Neolithic era and the Bronze Age.
The monuments consists of large stone blocks that form rooms whose roofs consist of lintels or false domes. The three tombs buried beneath the original earthen burial mounds are among the most remarkable architectural structures of European prehistoric times.
If you are around, this site is definitely worth a visit.
There's a free parking area.
Admission is free as well.
Written January 25, 2018
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Paul O
Limerick, Ireland55 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Spent a few days in Antequera and used tripadvisor to decide what to see, the dolmens were recommended. there are three in all two together very near the city as you approach it from malaga, there is a very good interpretive centre with a short movie explaining the what, why, when and by whom the dolmens were built. The staff are helpful and have perfect english, they also have an enthusiasm for the place and a good knowledge of other sites like Newgrange, and Nowth in Ireland and Stonehenge. the dolmens themselves are amazing, the size of the stones and the effort it must have taken to put them in place 6000 years ago with the technology available at the time is astonishing. it is not a long visit but well worth it as part of a day in the area. there is no admission charge and carparking is available on the site.
Written April 29, 2017
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