Archaeological zone

Archaeological zone

Lomo de los Gatos (The Cats Back) is an aboriginal archaeological complex which contains a village of stone houses called La Cañada de Los Gatos and two cemeteries which have graves, crypts, tombs and funerary caves (Las Crucecitas and La Puntilla).

Lomo de los Gatos (The Cats' Back) is an aboriginal archaeological complex formed by the village of stone houses of La Cañada de Los Gatos and two cemeteries which have graves, crypts, tombs and funerary caves (Las Crucecitas and La Puntilla).

The coastal town of La Cañada de Los Gatos (The Glen of the Cats) was established some 1,600 years ago. It has 19 stone structures, amongst which are a dozen indigenous houses. They have a typical shape consisting of a circular outdoor floor which has been partially excavated into the ground and an interior with one or two rooms next to each other. These lie next to others of a slightly rougher construction but also with circular floors and which are thought to have been built after the conquest of the island at the end of 15th century. Other dwellings and annex buildings related to agricultural activity were also built in this space at the end of the 19th century and throughout the 20th century.
In the cemetery of Las Crucecitas there are different types of aboriginal burial sites (in graves, crypts, and caves), as well as several burial monuments in the shape of tombs.

This  Archaeological Zone was officially declared as being of Cultural Interest within this category in 1993.

The area is well equipped for visitors with trails, ramps, stairs and footbridges that link the different areas of the town of the Cañada de Los Gatos (The Glen of the Cats) and the cemetery of Las Crucecitas. Along the way, information points explain the most interesting aspects of the site, and the archaeological work carried out here. It also has a viewpoint with a cafeteria where visitors can have a rest and  refreshments whilst enjoying panoramic views of the site, the port and Mogan beach.

Lomo de Los Gatos has the following opening hours :
Tuesday to Sunday from10:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. in winter (between the 1st of October and the 30th March)
And
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in summer (between the 1st April and the 30th September)

The Archaeological Zone offers guided tours, workshops and different activities related to the culture of the Canaries, but you can also take an independent tour using the different information points set-up at various locations throughout area.

We are located in Calle de La Puntilla s / n in Playa de Mogán

Contact us:
(0034) 638810621
cañadadelosgatos@arqueocanaria.com
www.arqueologiacanaria.com
www.cañadadelosgatos.com

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