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, both of which are in the Municipal Archaeological Museum José María Soler.

LOCATION

Location

Schedules

The visitants have to reserve 966150236 – 965803893 or in crv.villena@gmail.com

Guided visits to the public individual or groups one Sunday of moth.


Entrance: 2€ (1€ with discount)

Bronze age pass: 3€ ( it includes the entrance to the archeologic museum and the cabezo Redondo)

GUIDED TOURS:

  • March 15th
  • April 12th
  • May 10th
  • June 14th
  • End of June or beginning of July: Open Day (free entrance)
  • August 9th
  • September 20th
  • October 11th
  • November 8th