Look at the traces of prehistory in the 21st century
Gorafe Megalithic Park is an archaeological site with one of the biggest gatherings of dolmens in Spain and Europe as part of Gorafe Desert georoute.
Gorafe Megalithic Park is located at the Gorafe Depression. In this area, the river of Gor has dug out a deep canyon whose background is occupied by the meadow, where the village is. Back in time, the most part of the houses were dug out in caves, the usual kind of habitat where the muddy-clayey materials allow digging it out.
A valley filled with dolmens
Gorafe Megalithic Park has one of the biggest gatherings of dolmens (megalithic funerary constructions from the Bronze Age), with a total of two hundred and forty, which means one of the biggest gathering of this sort of funerary monuments in Spain as well as Europe.
This element belongs to Gorafe Desert georoute together with the Gorafe Megalitism Interpretation Centre and other natural resources of extraordinary interest.
Megalithic tombs of Gorafe area are surrounded by a breath-taking landscape known as badlands. An important number of those lies on the edge of the plain over the canyon, although other locations also exist. Its construction required using large pieces of conglomerate carbonate (‘caliches’), obtained from the very same place they were built.
Around 30 tombs have been restored and all of them can be visited. Highly recommended visiting n.134 due to its special typology and preservation status.