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Dolmen de Soto

Trigueros

Huelva

This is one of the most important dolmens of the 200 megalithic monuments discovered in the province. At almost 21 metres long, it is one of the largest in Huelva and dates back to between 3000 and 2500 BC. It was declared a National Monument in 1931.

It is one of the most impressive Neolithic sites in Southern Europe. It was discovered in the grounds of “La Lobita” estate by Marquis Armando de Soto. Excavation work started immediately and lasted for three years, culminating in a study by Hugo Obermaier.It is in a good state of conservation, despite being excavated, during which eight bodies were found buried, all crouched down near their respective burial goods. Its perimeter circle, which is over 80 metres in diameter, is considered one of the greatest Megalithic constructions in Western Europe.It is oriented from east to west, so that the first rays of sun in the equinox move along the passage and shine on the chamber for a few minutes, as part of a ritual in which maybe the dead came back from the afterlife, bathed in the sunlight.Special programmes are organised in March (Spring Equinox), August (the Soto Moons) and September (Autumn Equinox). 

Dolmen de Soto


N-435, desvío Trigueros

21620  Trigueros, Huelva  (Andalusia)