Menhir d’en Llach

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A menhir is a simple megalithic monument (from Greek, mega = large, and lithos = stone), consisting of a large block of stone lengthened and planted vertically on the ground. In Catalonia they are popularly called the “standing-up” stone, stone milestone, long stone or demon stone. Its main function was to mark territorial boundaries, or areas dedicated to funerary and worship purposes to the gods.

What we can see now, Llach’s menhir, it was discovered in 1981 by Esteve Fa and Tolsanes. It is considered to be a faliforme morphology with a recess and edges of polishing in the upper parts. It reaches 2,20 m of height from the surface of the ground, but if we add the underground part it would reach, approximately, 2.65 m.

It has not been excavated scientifically, but due to the architectural type it presents, experts deduce that it could be built between 4,000 and 2,500 BC.