Sorginetxe Dolmen

Salvatierra, Spain

Sorginetxe is a funerary monument built around the year 2,500 BC near Salvatierra/Agurain. Here the old ancient inhabitants of the valley, shepherds most of them, used to bury the corpses of their people. It is one of the best preserved megalithic monuments in Euskadi. It consists of five pieces of vertical limestone, some of which reach 2.3 metres.

The place was discovered in 1831 and analysed by Mr. J. Apraiz in 1890, who collected arrow ends and human bones whose whereabouts are not known.




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Founded: 2500 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Spain

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Mar G F (2 years ago)
Very well kept ?
Marcelo Sanchez Aleman (3 years ago)
A magical place!
M BA (3 years ago)
Very nice, very easy access and good signage. In the area there are several megaliths that are worth visiting even if you are just passing through. The children have really enjoyed it.
Eduardo Suárez (3 years ago)
Very well preserved and good directions to get there
Alessio Roberti Vittory (6 years ago)
Nice place to stop for a visit if you are passing by. The dolmen just sit in the middle of the hills, very nice view all around.
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