Rosas Off The Beaten Path

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    Prehistoric sites, Rosas.III

    by pfsmalo Written Dec 12, 2014

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    Various menhir can be found on the hillsides around the dolmen sites, also dating back to 2500-3000 BC. The round stone building, known as the Casa Cremada has given its name to the area and also to one of the menhir. There are 6 or 7 to be seen spread out over quite a big area. A couple here haven't even been given a name.

    La Casa Cremada. Menhir de la Casa Cremada. Found along the road to Calanque Montjol.

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    Prehistoric sites, Rosas.II

    by pfsmalo Written Dec 12, 2014

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    There is a second way up from the other side of the hill which takes you close to "Creu d'en Cobertella" the largest and most famous of the dolmens here. But once again it is much easier with a vehicule. Follow the signs up to the Carretera Montjol and just follow this. At one point on your left in the middle of a bend there is a sign and a trail. This trail is easy and the dolmen easy to find. This dolmen although being the largest is only dated to around 2700-2500 BC. The slab on top of the alley weighs around 4 tons.

    Dolmen du Creu d'en Cobertella.

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    Prehistoric sites, Rosas.

    by pfsmalo Updated Dec 12, 2014

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    Little did I know that up above Rosas in the hills are almost as many dolmen and menhirs as in Brittany!!! Not quite true but still a surprise. To get up there it would make it a lot easier with a vehicule and a GPS. Find yourself at the Grecs hotel and from there a trail leads up into the hills apst a few houses and then out onto a plateau with some good views down to Rosas. From there it is a matter of following the signposts, but it's not easy at all. Here at the top there are two dolmen quite close together (within 200 metres) and are dated to about 3200 BC. One is the Llit de la Generala and the other Cap de l'Home. After seeing these two there are signs to Creu d'en Cobertella but it is easy to lose yourself, I'd advise going the other way round. There are to be found a couple of menhirs too (signposted).
    There is a second way up from the other side of the hill which takes you close to "Creu d'en Cobertella" the largest and most famous of the dolmens here. But once again it is much easier with a vehicule. Follow the signs up to the Carretera Montjol and just follow this. At one point on your left in the middle of a bend there is a sign and a trail. This trail is easy and the dolmen easy to find.

    View from behind the Llit de la Generala. Cap de l'Home

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    The unfinished tower

    by solopes Updated Jan 15, 2015

    Near Rosas I passed a small town with a nice square, where old walls surrounded a church with an unfinished tower.

    I couldn't retain the place's name - Ulla... I presume.

    Rosas - Spain
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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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