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Cabezo Gordo Rock Formation

Road to Los Alcázares RM-F26, crossroad where Agromant is located
30700 -Torre Pacheco-

Spanish name: El Cabezo Gordo

El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo. This protected area, with an elevation of 312 meters, has a structure made mostly of marble from the Triassic era (oldest geological periods).
 
This zone, one of great botanical value due to the presence of rare Iberian-African species such as the European Apteranthes and many different types of bats, is known for its archaeological site, housing some of the main Homo Neanderthalensis remains in the world, with  over 150 human skeleton fragments belonging to 8 or 9 individuals.  There are also remains from animals that lived here in the Upper Pleistocene, such as panthers, lions, hyenas, deers, goats, rabbits and some birds. The site is also home to many quartzite, limestone, marble and silex utensils and tools from the same period.
 
Getting to Cabezo Gordo
Freeway from Murcia to San Javier (RM-19). Near Balsicas, take the Torre Pacheco exit (RM-F22). At the second roundabout, which is some 3.3 kilometers from the final destination, take the road to Los Alcázares (RM-F26). Some 800 meters later, take the road on your left that has the sign “Semilleros Agromark” (picture 5). After 2.5 kilometers of lemon- and orange-tree orchards, you will get to the Cabezo Gordo parking lot.

 

El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Parking lot
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Interpretation Center
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Cave through the mountain
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Inside the cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Access to Sima de las Palomas
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Sima de las Palomas
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Sima de las Palomas
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Sima de las Palomas
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Entry to Cueva del Agua
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Water Cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Water Cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Water Cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Water Cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco. Water Cave
El Cabezo Gordo in Torre Pacheco.Future Museum of Paleontology
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