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The dolmen of Sorginetxe or the Hechicera

The dolmen of Sorginetxe, also known as the Hechicera, is located near the town of Salvatierra/Agurain and stands as a prehistoric marvel that dates back to around 3000 BC.

It is part of a collection of megalithic monuments that dot the Basque Country landscape, and is one of the most noteworthy examples of funerary architecture in the region.

Called “Witch’s House” in Basque, this is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved megalithic monuments in the Basque Country, with an extremely light structure raising above a silent setting. It was used as a resting place for the bodies of ancient plain-dwellers and was built in 2500 BC, around the same time as the Great Pyramid of Giza.