GUIDOIRO AREOSO

Nature along the Way
7

Location

A Illa de Arousa - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 32' 26.4" N - 8º 54' 03.9" W

Description

How is it possible that so many megalithic tombs can be found on a small island in the middle of an estuary? Geology has the answer: some 3,000 years ago the sea level was some 5 to 7 metres below the current level and the coastline hundreds of metres longer, so that very probably Guidoiro Areoso island formed part of a peninsula leading to Arousa island. This explains how the materials to build these megalithic monuments were brought there.
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