Dolmen de Menga, Antequera

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The Dolmen of Menga is a megalithic burial mound called a tumulus, a long barrow form of dolmen, dating from the 3rd millennium BCE. It is near Antequera, Málaga, Spain.It is one of the largest known ancient megalithic structures in Europe. It is long, wide and high, and was built with thirty-two megaliths, the largest weighing about. After completion of the chamber 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 70m from the Dolmen de Viera and about 4km 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".
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  • Guided, with a Super Guide, who was passionate and you contagious. Worth seeing what our ancestors did in ancient times.
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  • Must place to visit, along with the Viera. This is the largest known and really surprising, both its State and its size. The visit is free, I recommend the guided, and the explanations and clarifications of the guide will see you many things that are unknown by the general public.
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  • Visit free, rather interesting, to see if we go in antequera. I advise naturally
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  • Magnificent historic place. Very helpful staff and friendly. Plenty room for little ones to run around too and accessible with a buggy.
  • Very good visit to develop your history knowledge, very nice room to see an excellent movie about how built up the dolmens.
  • Free - therefore worth visiting. Watch the video in the visitor centre.
  • Not bad. Teletubbies meets Stonehenge 😁
  • Interesting prehistoric sight with comments and stunning views of the Antequera mountain range
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