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Sábado 22/06/2024


The Cortijo de Acebedo site opens its doors for the European Archaeology Days

  • To attend it is necessary to register by e-mail at or by telephone at 952 48 59 00
  • More than 50 people will be able to attend the meeting

El yacimiento Cortijo de Acebedo es uno de los más singulares de Andalucía

La edil Lourdes Burgos junto con responsables del enclave

La edil Lourdes Burgos presentó la iniciativa en el entorno

The Mijas Town Hall has organised guided tours for Friday 14th and Saturday 15th, in two daily visits, at 10:00 and 11:30 am.

Mijas joins the European Archaeology Days which are held every year during the third weekend of June. In this case, the archaeological site of Cortijo de Acebedo will once again open its doors to the neighbours so that they can learn about the history of the town.

One of the areas of Mijas where most work has been done over the centuries is undoubtedly where the Cortijo de Acebedo archaeological site is located. Since the Phoenicians there have been Mijeños working on this land. Currently, they are researching the past of this important site, which on Friday and Saturday can be visited during the European Archaeological Days coordinated by the Department for Tourism, Culture and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía.

The meeting is "very interesting, as it is a way to demonstrate the archaeological heritage of Mijas to all citizens who are interested in its history", said the coordinator of the Historical Heritage department, Desirée Piñero. 

These guided tours will take place twice a day, at 10:00 and 11:30 a.m., and although Saturday's tours are already full, there is still time to sign up for Friday's tours by calling the Municipal Historical Archive at 952 48 59 00 (extensions 3501 or 3502), or by sending an email to 

The councillor for Historical Heritage, Lourdes Burgos (PP), pointed out that "throughout the tour, the municipal staff will offer an exhibition on the different findings and explain how an archaeological procedure is carried out", while "some examples of the remains found and their connection with the areas where they have been located will be shown". 

Different periods

Visitors will tour the different excavated areas, getting closer to the history of Mijas and learning first-hand about its origins and how this knowledge is acquired through archaeology. They will see how the excavation and research is being carried out and the findings that have been produced so far, which opens a door to the different events that have occurred in the history of Mijas during the Phoenician and Roman period.

"There is a pottery complex from the Roman period made up of different kilns in which the vessels that were made here were fired, burials that make up a Phoenician cremation necropolis and a thermal space, where you can see the archaeological remains of a cold water pool and latrines", explained Burgos. 

The councillor also informed that there is an active research project at the site until 2027 and, to conclude, both she and the coordinator of the department appealed for those interested to register for this activity as soon as possible, as places are limited.

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