Dolmen de Menga

Dolmen de Menga
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This dolmen, together with the Viera and El Romeral dolmens, all form a group which dates from the Copper Age. The date of this particular monument has been established at the beginning of the Copper Age, around 2,500 B.C.

The most recent of the three is the Romeral dolmen, which dates from the late Copper Age, around 1,800 B.C. It comprises a large oval chamber which forms a covered gallery with a narrow opening. This is the only one of the three dolmens which has an inscription, consisting of a series of anthropomorphic figures; it can be found on the first slab to the left of the entrance. It is worth noting the size of the capstone or overhead slab at the end; it measures 6 metres in length and 7 metres wide and weighs approximately 180 tons.

Free.

Access to the Antequera Dolmens Archaeological Site ends fifteen minutes before closing. We recommend that admission with free guided tours should be booked in advance by phone or email.

1 January-31 March and 16 September-31 December: Tuesday-Saturday: 9 am to 5.30 pm. Sundays, public holidays and Mondays that are eves of public holidays: 9 am to 3.30 pm. Mondays (that are not public holidays): closed From 1 April to 15 June: Tuesday-Saturday: 9 am to 7.30 pm. Sundays, public holidays and Mondays that are eves of public holidays: 9 am to 3.30 pm. Mondays (that are not public holidays): closed Summer (16 June to 15 September): Tuesday-Sunday, public holidays and Mondays that are eves of public holidays: 9 am to 3.30 pm. Mondays (that are not public holidays): closed The archaeological monuments and museums will open all public holidays, including local ones, except 1 and 6 January, 1 May and 24, 25 and 31 December.

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Dolmen de Menga
Carretera de Málaga, Km. 5, 29200

Services and infrastructure

  • Accessible for handicapped
  • Historic building
  • Parking
Target audiences
For families, I travel alone, Lgbti, Seniors, Friends, young people, Couples
Segments
Nature, Culture
Specialties
Archaeological Site, Prehistorical elements
Duration
20 minutos
Open to visitors
Yes