Poblado de La Hoya

The Hoya deposit, located one kilometer from Laguardia, was discovered in 1935. This place was first occupied some 3400 years ago, during the Middle Bronze, becoming an outstanding commercial and organizational center of the territory. Today you can visit the remains of the town and the museum. When the people of La Hoya leave the place, they move to the hill that Laguardia occupies today.

Telephone: +34 945 621 122 / +34 945 181 918 (Provincial Council of Álava)

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From Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

From Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11:00 to 15:00.
Monday -except holidays- closed.

Dolmen de San Martín

Discovered by Barandiarán and Medrano in 1956 and excavated by them in 1964.

The chamber presents a polygonal plan and is made up of 10 sandstone slabs of extraordinary dimensions (5.75 mx 3.10 m and maximum height of 1.90 m). The corridor is configured based on five slabs, presenting a width of 1.20 meters and a height of 1.30 meters. This slab on the W side of the corridor, on which the deck rests, has abundant holes or bowls that seem to respond to art manifestations typical of megalithism. Around this the mound of stones and earth is arranged, which has been seriously affected by the cultivation of vines that have surrounded the monument.


Dolmen el Sotillo

Discovered by Domingo Fdz. Medrano in 1955 and excavated in 1963.

It is a megalithic corridor grave. The burial chamber, with an oval floor plan (3.30 mx 2.90 m), is made up of 9 slabs, some of which can be up to 2.20 meters high. The corridor (0.60 m wide and 1.30 m high) is defined by 5 slabs. Around the monument you can see the burial mound made of earth and small stone with a diameter of about 18 meters. The access track to the tumulus cuts part of it.


Dolmen el Alto de la Huesera

Discovered by Domingo Fdz. Medrano on August 30, 1948.

It has monumental dimensions, and thanks to the latest research, it seems to be, like most of the group, a corridor dolmen.

Today 6 large-sized sandstone slabs are observed that delimit a polygonal enclosure (2.65 m in diameter). The slabs are placed in a vertical position, with a tendency to meet in the center, as if they were looking for a simple approximation roof system. There is a larger slab, currently dropped into the chamber and that some interpret as a possible cover. Likewise, it presents an uneven burial mound surrounding the chamber.

Dolmen de Layaza

Discovered by Domingo Fdz. Medrano in 1952 and excavated in 1957.

Corridor megalithic tomb, formed by a chamber with an irregular floor plan (3 mx 1.80 m), based on 7 sandstone slabs and a corridor of 8. One of the slabs on the southeast side has been lost. For its part, the corridor (0.75 m wide) although well marked, its conservation is quite incomplete. The dolmen is surrounded by a stone mound (26 mx 16 m) with an oval floor.

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