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Necropolis Route

We shall sail along with Charon and we shall reach the other shore. A journey through the culture of death awaits us. We shall visit the Dolmen Complex of Caheruelas, the Necropolis of the Algarbes, a funerary compound dates from the Chalcolitic used by different cultures for their burryings, and the Necropolis of anthropomorphic toms of the Betis dated from medieval times.

Reference: REF-000002
Price: 10,00€
  • Route Type: Archaeological
  • Duration: 4/5 h
  • Dificulty: Low
  • Archaeological sites: Necrópolis de los Algarbes/Necrópolis del Betis.
  • Location: Loma de San Bartolomé / Betijuelo / Betis. Cádiz - Tarifa.

Description

We departure by 4x4 from the hotel establishment or the agreed meeting point to head towards the Dolmen Complex of Caheruelas our goal is no other than to reach what was known through Alfonso’s XI book written in the 14th century, the Book of Hunting (Libro de la Montería), as the the alcornocal fermoso – which is Medieval Spanish for ‘beautiful cork grove’.  
In it we shall find seven dolmens, three of them still in a relatively good state of conservation. We return to the vehicle for visit the Necropolis of the Algarbes, in which its burryings date from the Chalcolitic. We shall try to understand the concept of death that the local people of that time had, four thousand years ago.

After we return to the vehicle we shall head towards the Betis Necropolis, a unique gathering of anthropomorphic tombs carved on enormous rocks that rest in a field. This necropolis is believed to be dated from the medieval age, but among the scientific community there are some that doubt this claim.

We shall take a lunch break in a nearby restaurant, and after we shall take a stroll through the curious rocky formation of the San Bartolo Hill or the Giant's Road – a place of legends -. During the ascension we shall enjoy the views of the Valdevaqueros Cove with Tarifa in the background, and after reaching the summit, we shall behold a spectacular sight of Bolonia's Cove.

To end our day we shall take a walk towards the dune of Punta Paloma.

From here we shall return to the hotel establishment or agreed meeting point where we shall bid farewell.

Observations

Pick-up and return to the hotel establishment or agreed meeting point, transportation by 4x4, insurances, food service, and tour guide.
** The itinerary order may be altered depending on the weather conditions.