Hike the path of the Iberians to the pre-Roman town of Cabeçó de Mariola

The town of Alfafara has created the Path of the Iberians, a hike that leads to the Iberian site of the Cabeçó de Mariola and the natural, the archaeological and ethnographic heritage that surrounds it.

Excavation and excavation work at this high point in the Sierra de Mariola Natural Park, run by the University of Alicante has provided an insight into what life was like in this pre-Roman settlement.

Excavations on the site have shown that the village was devastated by the Romans between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.

The Iberians were a set of people that Greek and Roman sources identified with that name in the eastern and southern coasts of the Iberian Peninsula, at least from the 6th century BC. The Roman sources also use the term Hispani to refer to the Iberians.

The City Council of Alfafara wanted to enhance this historical legacy and make it accessible to citizens through this path.

The route starts at the Font del Tarragó and passes through  Mas I Cabeçó de Serrelles, Mas dels Collets, Cova del Bolumini until arriving at the town where the Iberians settled from the ninth century to the 1st century BC.

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