Necropolis of Sant Joaquim de la Menarella


Unique burial area at a crossroads

The necropolis of Sant Joaquim de la Menarella is located in the mountains of Menarella, between the provinces of Castellón and Teruel. Built on a 720 m2 plateau at an altitude of 1,085 metres, its geographical location is of great importance as it is an intersection of paths to Forcall (north-south) and the Mountains of Gúdar (east-west).  

Prior to the construction of a wind park in this area different surveys, excavations, studies and ultimately, valorizations of the sites found, were carried out by a team of heritage professionals. In this area specifically 28 structures and 20 funeral sites were found, containing 90 individuals in total following cremation1 in the 7th and 6th centuries BCE.