La Bastida

La Bastida, Totana: Address, Phone Number, La Bastida Reviews: 4.5/5

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ladydoingspain
Alhama de Murcia, Spain26 contributions
One of the best places i have visited in Spain
Oct 2018 • Couples
Prehistoric settlement from 1600 to 2100BC. Take a guided walk around this site which once housed 1000 people from the Agaric culture. This hierarchical society had slaves and lived mostly on cereal. They buried their dead in cysts or pots within their houses. It is an absolutely fabulous opportunity to understand a very different way of life. Ancient Troy is the closest civilisation to this one. You finish the tour in a reproduction of the homes you have been walking through. Mind-blowing.
Written 12 October 2018
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Sayan
Mazarron, Spain380 contributions
Fascinating
Sep 2016 • Friends
A city of 1,000+ inhabitants over 4,000 years old. Our guide Carlos from University of Madrid had our group enthralled during our two hour tour of this ancient city. Very interesting the how archeologists have re-constructed an understanding of this ancient culture based upon study of artifacts, buildings, city structure, burial methods. Every clue has been inspected to form a view with not only archeologists but also metallurgist, phycologists, pathologists the list goes on. It is believed that La Bastida was built based upon the design and layout of the city of Troy. Much evidence points to a strong connection.
Best to check the website to arrange a visit as you can't just turn up. We had a party of 30 which worked well. 2€ entrance fee, toilets, parking and vending machine (70c for water) all on hand. Not suitable for wheelchairs but slow walkers will be OK.
Written 26 September 2016
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Krzysztof N
Kolding, Denmark420 contributions
Quiet place helps you to build own thoughts
Sep 2016 • Couples
Facilities are surprisingly big and some people (archaeologists?) work there. Be careful with taking the right time slot - Saturdays and Sundays the place is closed.
Written 18 September 2016
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Jon T
Puerto de Mazarron, Spain537 contributions
Edad de Bronce
May 2016 • Friends
Have been trying to get to la bastida for years but it is not easy to arrange. Finally, La bastida were doing 3 enactments of the life of the settlement and we signed up for the one on Sunday evening. Originally it was to be in English but it turned out to be in Spanish. We could get the idea of what was going on by reading the noticeboards and watching the action. A good crowd of Spanish and a few Brits. Well worth the visit. Go through Totana and watch out for the signs off to the left at the first roundabout. About 6 km out of Totana. 5€ for most people or 3€ for children and pensionistas. Alot of work put into the display with lots of actors playing their parts, from guards to bakers to weavers to corn grinders to furneral directors.
For some reason, they buried their dead in their houses in pots. Worth the wait.
Written 17 May 2016
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Ramon_Knudsen
Murcia, Spain487 contributions
Western Troy
Apr 2016 • Friends
A wonderful tripo to past where the Argaric culture began. This ancient city is called the Western Troy since the dimensions and fortification is similar to the ones found in Anantolia. A must if you are interested in History and Archeology. Tickets must be booked in advance by phone, the duration of the visit is 2 hours, the price is 3€ and the place is quite difficult to find, so check routes with maps.
Written 24 April 2016
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wayloch
Paracin, Serbia1 contribution
La Bastida, voyage through time
Jul 2013 • Solo
There is good road from Totana that leads to La Bastida through picturesque Spanish countryside. At the end of the road, following the traffic signs I discovered the El Argaric settlement arose on secret and exciting place surrounded by strong walls and towers! Very well excavated and preserved houses` remains and the bilingual boards with plastic explanations, based on scientific explorations helped me to meet the Bronazan age people, their unique way of life in details, their cultural and technical achievements. The burials beneath the houses`s floor, attract especailly my attention... Amazing travelling through time!… The site that took my breath away...Bring your camera, walking shoes, just relax and enjoy...
Written 19 February 2014
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