Antiquera Dolmens, Spain.

 

 

Antequera is a city and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. It is noted for three large Bronze Age dolmens. The city had its origins in the ancient Roman Antikaria, although several sites located in the town attest that the area was previously inhabited. It has an extensive archaeological and architectural heritage, highlighted by the dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral, and numerous churches, convents and palaces of different periods and styles.

 

We visited here in 2011 and had a lovely few hours looking round. The Menga and Viera are close together but El Romeral is further away so you need transport to get to all three (or enjoy a lot of walking). They are fenced off and locked at night but they are free to enter in the daytime. There is a visitors centre at the Menga site.

 

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Viera

Dolmen de Romeral

Dolmen de Romeral

Dolmen de Romeral

Dolmen de Romeral

Dolmen de Romeral

Dolmen de Romeral