During the work for the environmental impact study of the Costa del Sol toll road, the first megalithic cemetery on the Costa del Sol was discovered. The archaeological excavation took place between 2001 and 2002, in the area known as “Corominas”, discovering a spectacular megalithic necropolis of about 5,000 years ago, with five very well preserved tombs and several campaniform burials.
The investigation concluded, given the uniqueness of the findings and their good state of conservation, it was decided to move them to a specially designed building to exhibit this find, located in the Parque de los Pedregales.
The centre presents the peculiarity of being located in a building under a tumulus, which recreates the megalithic funeral architecture. Inside, the topography of the reconstructed site, includes the five dolmens in their original position, in which several dozen individuals were exhumed, buried with pottery vessels, stone tools, arrowheads, axes and personal ornaments, such as necklace beads, some made of semi-precious stones, as well as perforated seashells.
Around the dolmens, a display case has been made explaining the site and exposing the materials found inside the tombs, in order to create an ideal environment, the lighting is done through fibre optic, both for the exposed elements (panels, showcases and dolmens) and for the visitors routes, including a starry sky that recreates the constellations.