Cabezo Redondo was a Bronze Age settlement about 3500 years ago. Its good location, next to the now-disappeared Lagoon of Villena, facilitated very favourable conditions for the obtaining of water, salt, pastures, fishing and hunting.

In addition, it was located at a strategic crossroads suitable for commercial exchanges and control of the territory. The excavations carried out make it one of the most important sites in the Valencian Community, because this shows the first signs of a preconceived urban planning ever found in the Peninsula. The town is arranged around blocks of houses plastered with gypsum, decorated floors, ovens and attached benches, and it is believed that it had between 500 and 750 inhabitants. People of a high social class lived there, rich enough to own treasures and jewels such as the Small Treasure of Cabezo Redondo and very possibly the spectacular Treasure of Villena, one of the most important prehistoric treasures of Europe.

LOCATION

Location

Schedules

The visitants have to make a reservation at 966150236 – 965803893 or in crv.villena@gmail.com

Guided tours at 11.00 and 12.30 hours one Sunday per month.
On August 24th tours will be at 19.00 hours. 

Under availability, another dates can be booked (groups only).


Entrance: 2€ (1€ with discount)

GUIDED TOURS 2024:

  • 17th March (Sunday)
  • 28th April (Sunday)
  • 26th May (Sunday)
  • 16th June (Sunday)
  • July: Archaeological Museum’s Open Day, includes free entrance to Cabezo Redondo.
  • 24th August (Saturday)
  • 29th September (Sunday)
  • 27th October (Sunday)
  • 24th November (Sunday)