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Antequera Dolmens Interpretation Centre

Diputación de Málaga

Antequera Dolmens Interpretation Centre

The province of Málaga is home to a large number of megalithic structures for mass burials, such as the Antequera Dolmens, which were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Their size and complexity make them particularly interesting.

Included in the List of World Heritage Sites of the Unesco, this Archaeological Site is made up of the Dolmens of Menga, Viera and El Romeral in Antequera, Málaga. It is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known examples of European megalithic complexes. Megaliths were the first forms of monumental architecture in European prehistory and were developed, according to currently available information, from the beginning of the 5th millennium BC, known as the Neolithic period, about 6,500 years ago.

In 1886, the Menga dolmen was declared a National Monument, followed by the Viera dolmen later in 1923. The Tholos at El Romeral has formed part of our National Archaeological Artistic Treasure since 1926, and it was declared a Monument of Historical and Artistic Interest in 1931. The archaeological site of the Antequera dolmens was recently included in the General Catalogue of Andalusian Historical Heritage as a Heritage Site of Cultural Interest, under the heading of Archaeological Area.

Cultural Areas > Downtown and the Cultural Centre
Ctra. de Málaga 5, Zip Code 29200