Tomb of the Moors

Of the Visigoth presence in Aliseda we have the necropolis called “tombs of the Moors” by the people and about 3 km. to the west that could date around the VI or VII century; they are six tombs of anthropomorphic form excavated in the granite rock and covered, possibly, with granite or slate cover. These tombs have replicas in Arroyo de la Luz, Malpartida de Cáceres, Casar de Cáceres, etc. They are usually grouped together, suggesting family burials, although there are also single tombs.


Once we cross to the adjoining fences, cross country and a short distance away, we find a group of dippers and that welcome us to what later will extend before us as a settlement of the II Iron Age. We continue descending a small slope, and once we have overcome the difficulties presented by the rough and rugged terrain, we will be at the beginning of the village, in the vicinity of which we can observe a stone lying on the ground, worked at both ends, and which is one of the clear manifestations of the treatment of stone by pre-Roman civilizations, starting at that place the ascent to the top of the promontory.

Throughout the ridge we can see the different stone manifestations of this settlement: rectangular bowls, recesses in the rock and stairs carved in stone in the area of the inner plateau, as well as remains of walls on its perimeter, all overwhelmed by the presence of prickly pears, brooms and other native vegetation that has invaded this corner of history.

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