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When my wife and I visited Ireland 7 years ago, it was one of our great regrets that we weren't able to visit a dolmen, or portal tomb. Ireland's dolmens and megalithic burial sights are famous, and we had planned to visit one. Yet we passed up Bru na Boinne (stupid move!), got to the Poulnabrone Dolmen after it closed, and got lost trying to find the Kilclooney Dolmen.

So when I learned that there are a number of ancient dolmens in Spain near Antequera, I made sure to visit. This one is called Tholos de El Romeral. It's the newest of the three in the area, being approximately 4,000 years old. There's only one corridor and then a couple of decent-sized chambers (only one is accessible to visitors), but it's still a cool experience.

The best part of the Antequera dolmens is that hardly anyone knows about Tholos de El Romeral. So I had this place to myself for 10 minutes. Lovely.

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