Cueva de Romeral

Dolmen de El Romeral - Tholos de El Romeral


Useful Information

Location: 2.5 km from Antequera, 50 km north of Málaga. Follow N331 from Málaga to Antequera. From Malaga before you reach Antequera, turn right towards Sevilla, at the railroad bridge turn left. Signposted.
(37.034444, -4.535556)
Open: JAN to MAR Tue-Sat 9-17:30, Sun, Hol 9-15:30.
APR to 15-JUN Tue-Sat 9-19:30, Sun, Hol 9-15:30.
16-JUN to 15-SEP Tue-Sun, Hol 9-15:30.
16-SEP to DEC Tue-Sat 9-17:30, Sun, Hol 9-15:30.
Closed 01-JAM. 06-JAN, 01-MAY, 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 31-DEC.
Last entry 15 min before closing.
[2020]
Fee: free.
[2020]
Classification: SubterraneaCatacombs prehistoric cave tombs
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
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Bibliography: García Sanjuán, L., Mora Molina, C. y Bartelheim, M. (2019): The Antequera megalithic site in the work of Georg and Vera Leisner: a review, Spal 28.2: 93-111. DOI online
Address: Dolmen De El Romeral, Antequera, Cerro Romeral, s/n, 29200, Tel: +34-952-712-206, Tel: +34-670-94-54-52. E-mail:
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History

1800 b.C. built and in use.
1926 declared a National Archaeological Artistic Treasure.
1931 declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.
JUN-2016 inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Description

The Cueva de Romeral is one of three prehistoric cave tombs at Antequera. It was built around 1800 b.C..

This cave was a surprise for the archaeologists, as it possesses a dome, built in a special technique which is known only from Greece. They speculated about connections to greece 4000 years ago.