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Almuñecar – Siete Palacios Cave

Monuments in Granada

Almuñecar – Siete Palacios Cave

Archaeological Museum Cueva de los Siete Palacios

The Siete Palacios Cave is located just few minutes from the San Miguel Castle, in the Andalusian town of Almuñécar, province of Granada.

Due to its topography, the Roman city of Sexi suffered from a lack of space for public buildins. The 1st Century AD Roman´s solution was to build a platform supported by a series of vaults on the hills crest. The locals now call the caves, a part of which are still inhabited. This series of vaults includes the Cueva de Siete Palacios, or Seven Palaces Cave. This popular name is thought to be due to the structure of a central vault crossed by seven shorter ones.

After the excavation of this national monument, before its restoration, it was possible to observe a stratigraphy that showed the presence in the hill of a population of the Final Bronze an its contacts with the Phoenicians at the beginning of of century VIII BC. Subsequently documented the Muslim presence and its continuity to the present day.

When the Roman site was restored, it was converted into the Municipal Archaeological Museum, dealing exclusively with the city´s archaeology, and opened in 1984.

Siete Palacios Cave - Archaeological Museum

Museo Arqueológico Cueva de los Siete Palacios - Cueva de Siete Palacios - Almuñécar

Museo Arqueológico Cueva de los Siete Palacios - Cueva de Siete Palacios - Almuñécar


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