The Montgó Natural Park treasures an important wealth, not only geological and biological but also historical. Proof of this are the various settlements that, for years, have lived on its slopes.

Now, the park management proposes to help people learn about the remains of Alto de la Benimaquía, one of the most important Iberian settlements in the Region.

Its importance lies in the excellent state of conservation of its original defensive walls and towers. These towers are believed to date from the 7th century BC and are one of the oldest buildings erected on the peninsula. Spaces dedicated to the treading of grapes have also been found, making this site one of the oldest dedicated to wine production and one of the vestiges of the beginning of a plausible cultural growth in the Iberian world. Quite a milestone.

The ruins reveal an interest in the first examples of modern urbanism. In addition, among the finds found, there are amphoras and various ceramics and even pieces of gold.

The hiking route proposed to the area will be on Sunday September 20th and its route not only includes a visit to Benimaquía, but also the Coll de Pous and Pic de l’Àguila. It is a four-hour journey of medium difficulty. The organisation recommends bringing water, food and wearing suitable clothes and footwear for the time of year and the terrain.

The journey will start at 9 am from the parking lot of the Punta de Benimaquia restaurant. For more information, you can apply by calling 679 196 461 or by email at [email protected].