Casa Cremada Dolmen

(3500-2500 BCE - Late Neolithic / Chalcolithic)

Known as the Casa Cremada dolmen, it is thought to be a trapezoidal passage-tomb chamber, although, given the current state in which it is found, this can’t be certain. Two slabs of gneiss that must have been used to construct the chamber have been identified and the stones that are scattered around the area could have formed part of the mound, although they may have been carried here at a later date.

It was discovered by Joan Ortensi i Berta of Roses in 1972 and since then several experts in the subject have included it in their catalogues of dolmens in the area. However, in the absence of an archaeological excavation to confirm the type and identity, its doubtful character has always been acknowledged.

The landscape of the Casa Cremada in prehistoric times was an area dedicated to burials, as is evident from the abundance of megaliths that are found here. The dolmens were collective burial tombs which were communally constructed (between the fourth and third millennium BCE) and that probably were used over a long period by the people who lived in this area.