Antequera Dolmens Site
MENGA, VIERA AND EL ROMERAL DOLMENS
Just outside Antequera you can visit three 5000-year-old dolmens: Menga Dolmen (the largest in Europe) and Viera Dolmen, which are both located just outside the town, while El Romeral Dolmen is a few km away. These three prehistoric burial chambers represent some of the largest and most complete megalithic structures in Europe.
In 2016 the dolmens, along with two mountains closely connected to the dolmen complex, were declared UNESCO World Heritage. The Antequera Dolmens are the seventh WH site in Andalucia.
The Menga Dolmen is famous for its significant geographical location – on the summer solstice, 21 June, the morning sun shines over the peak of the Peña de los Enamorados and straight along the dolmen’s entrance corridor. This very exact positioning would have held mystical importance for the prehistoric tribes who built the dolmen thousands of years ago.
The Antequera Dolmens Site, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on 15 July 2016, includes the mountains of El Torcal de Antequera and Peña de los Enamorados (towards which the dolmens face). The dolmens are described as “outstanding examples of megalithic architecture and… amongst the most recognized and quoted in the world.
2 Jan – 31 Mar: Tue to Sat 09.00 to 17.30, Sun & Hols 09.00 to 15.30.
1 Apr – 31 May: Tue to Sat 09.00 to 19.30, Sun & Hols 09.00 to 15.30.
1 Jun – 15 Sep: Tue to Sun 09.00 to 15.30.
16 Sep – 31 Mar: Tue to Sat 09.00 to 17.30, Sun & Hols 09.00 to 15.30.
Closed Mondays (but open if Monday or Tuesday is a holiday) and 1 Jan, 6 Jan, 1 May, 24 Dec, 25 Dec, 31 Dec.
Carretera de Málaga, 5. Tholos de El Romeral: Carretera A-7283
29200 Antequera, Malaga (Andalusia)
Tel.:+34 952 712 206
Tel.:+34 952 712 207
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