The dolmens of Antequera are a group of three megalithic structures located near the town of Antequera in the province of Malaga, Spain. The dolmens, which date back to the Neolithic period, were constructed between 3000 and 2500 BC and were used for burial purposes.
The three dolmens are known as the Menga Dolmen, the Viera Dolmen, and the El Romeral Dolmen. The Menga Dolmen is the largest of the three, measuring 27 meters in length and consisting of 32 upright stones supporting a massive capstone weighing over 180 tons. The Viera Dolmen is slightly smaller, but still impressive, measuring 21 meters in length and featuring a similar arrangement of upright stones and a large capstone. The El Romeral Dolmen is smaller still, but notable for its intricate carvings and decorations.
The dolmens of Antequera are considered to be some of the finest examples of megalithic architecture in Europe and were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016. They are an important archaeological site and offer valuable insights into the social and cultural practices of the people who built them over 4,000 years ago.
There is a great in depth article over at Ronda Today about the dolmens of Antequera: https://www.rondatoday.com/antequeras-dolmen-structures/
Opening times of the Dolmens of Antequera
- From January 1 to March 31: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00; Sundays and holidays from 09:00 to 15:00. Mondays closed.
- From April 1 to June 15: Open Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 21:00; Sundays and holidays from 09:00 to 15:00. Mondays closed.
- From June 16 to September 15: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00 and evening visits from 20:00 to 22:00.
Please double check opening times here: https://www.museosdeandalucia.es/web/conjuntoarqueologicodolmenesdeantequera/informacion-general
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