Dolmen of Creu d'en Cobertella

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Passage-tomb of large slabs of gneiss and a trapezoidal chamber first documented in 1912. Preserved within a farm, from which it takes its name, the dolmen was used as a pen for livestock until the farm was abandoned. The slabs that close it in, the oval cover and the antechamber are still standing. What is no longer visible is the passage, which gave access to the chamber.

In 1957, the archaeologist Francesc Riuró carried out an excavation and restoration project which provided information about the passage and the great mound that surrounded it. The dolmen was constructed between 3500 and 3000 BCE.

Because of its size, the Creu d'en Cobertella dolmen is considered one of the most important in Catalonia and has special protection, because of the great weight of the slab covering the tomb means that the structure is delicately balanced. To ensure its preservation, for a few years now a fence prevents visitors from getting too close which, for safety reasons, you should not climb.

There are also the ruins of the farm of la Creu d'en Cobertella.