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The Dolmen of Menga (Spanish: Dolmen de Menga) is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of dolmen, dating from 3750-3650 BCE approximately. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain.Work out when and for how long to visit Dolmen de Menga and other Antequera attractions using our handy Antequera holiday planner.
It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. It is 27.5 metres (90 ft) long, 6 metres (20 ft) wide and 3.5 metres (11 ft) high, and was built with thirty-two megaliths, the largest weighing about 180 tonnes (200 tons).
After completion of the chamber (which probably served as a grave for the ruling families) and the path leading into the center, the stone structure was covered with soil and built up into the hill that can be seen today. When the grave was opened and examined in the 19th century, archaeologists found the skeletons of several hundred people inside.
The dolmen sits 70 metres (230 ft) from the Dolmen de Viera and about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from another subterranean structure known as Tholos de El Romeral.
In 2016, the dolmens of Menga, Viera, and El Romeral were all inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name "Antequera Dolmens Site".
Dolmen de Menga reviews
We walked from the information centre to the two dolmens. The route you are forced to take ensures that your visit to the two dolmens totals more than about 30 seconds. We spent approximately 10...
We walked from the information centre to the two dolmens. The route you are forced to take ensures that your visit to the two dolmens totals more than about 30 seconds. We spent approximately 10... more »
While in Antequera and around we planned to visit the dolmen. Of course due to COVID pretty quiet and actually private visits. The dolmen have a great interesting history and are on the UNESCO world..... more
While in Antequera and around we planned to visit the dolmen. Of course due to COVID pretty quiet and actually private visits. The dolmen have a great interesting history and are on the UNESCO world..... more »
A hidden gem on the outskirts of antequerra that is definitely worth the visit. Staff gave a warm welcome and were genuinely pleased to give advice. The history of the discovery in the museum was outstanding. You have to visit and best of all it is free.
This is a beautiful historic site with amazing views and worth the visit. I'm sad to give it such low stars but only because one of the female staffers made my boyfriend and I very uncomfortable. She watched us the entire time we were in the second cave, always near us. After 2 minutes of this she told us "I know you like to touch things but you can't touch anything in here," in Spanish which was incredibly strange. We told her we would just leave and she followed us out, staring as we walked away. The space in these caves is very small and because of her behavior I wasn't able to enjoy the site or have room to take pictures.
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