The Iberian Citadel of Calafell is a re-built archaeological ruin where you can experience how life was during the Iron Age over 2500 years ago. The general entry ticket is 4€ and a guided visit is 6€. You can get there via the C-31 highway going toward Vilanova I la Geltru.
This town is pretty big and still has various stone houses, cisterns, and “taulas.” You can enter the homes which still have their stone roofs intact and imagine what it was like to live there.
I’ve never seen so many stone structures in my life; it was like being in the Flintstones.
First urban area discovered in the old town of Antequera during the excavations of the years 1988-1991, which proved the existence of a public bath complex, whose construction was from the BC, undergoing a major refurbishment 2 centuries after. They were in use until the 7th century AD, and by the 16th century it was superimposed into a neighborhood of the city. The baths have different types, among which polychrome mosaic with a central medallion representing the ocean god Oceanus.
This quarry where they extracted Marés rock was active until 25 years ago, and is now one of the most fun places I’ve visited. It’s an ideal place to get lost among the marvelous trails, nooks, and viewpoints carved into the rocks.
Whether you go for the architecture, the plant life, or the hiking trails, you’ll find some grotto, local species, or hidden garden (in this case, the medieval garden) that’ll leave you speechless.
All of this is thanks to the Lithyca Association, which managed to recapture the magical atmosphere and limit the number of visitors so that you’ll scarcely cross paths with another visitor during an entire hour and a half hike!
A tip for couples: this is the perfect place for a romantic walk around sunset.
In the northern municipality of Cútar, is the "Peña del Hierro", where you will still see remnants of one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Axarquia. La Peña del Hierro was a magnificent natural fortress and as such was used by the inhabitants of the different eras as can be seen from the remains of the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It was in this last time when the village becomes stable territorial and economically covering a vast area of high Axarquia. This Peña is popular among climbing lovers.
Up the road from the coast to Algarrobo, before reaching the roundabout between the Mediterran and the highway, to the right there is a path towards Trayamar. You pass the house of Bernabé Fernández -Canivell, pharmacist and inventor of Ceregumil and then continue to the necropolis. Once inside, you can see large graves but only one is in good condition. It consists of a small access corridor and a burial chamber made of blocks of stone. This is possibly the most important vestige of the Phoenicians in the western Mediterranean. It is associated with the town of Morro de Mezquitilla, dated in S. VII BC. The Archaeological Museum of Malaga has a reconstruction of the same grave and the remains found during excavation, including jewelry, utensils, etc.
On the road between Lorca and Caravaca, a detour to the right leads to the tiny core Coy, where there is a prehistoric and medieval that has been discovered. The importance of the remains has led to the creation of a Research Center, in a lovely 18th century house.