• Cabo de Gata History

Cabo de Gata is both a cradle of civilizations and a way of crossing multiple cultures that left a mark on this place.

Throughout its biography we can find Neolithic settlements, rest Phoenician, Greeks, Romans … ...
For this reason, the historical diversity of the area makes this place a unique place to observe our evolution.

1.- The First Settlers

The First Settlers
The oldest human reference of the region has been in los Escullos, where rests of stature in stone have been overcoming us to the Mesolític period....
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2.- Millares Culture

Millares Culture
In Barranquete is the more important necrópolis of the region with eleven interments in Tholos excavated, dated in year 2330 B.C....
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3.- Argar culture

Argar culture
Without drastic rupture, although with remarkable city-planning evolution, the culture of the Argar appears, to replace the one of the Millares.
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4.- The Phoenicians

The Phoenicians
Cabo de Gata, to which the Phoenicians called Charidemo Promontory (Promontory of the Agatas), was crossing site towards Tartesos in its route of commerce.
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5.- Greece and Carthage

Greece and Carthage
During the VI century B.C., the Phoenician capital is transferred from Tiro to Carthage (Tunisia); the Punic period is born or Carthaginian and the first commercial interchanges with Greece begin.
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6.- Iberian towns

Iberian towns
Between the 535-264 B. C. Southeastern of Iberia was under the Punic hegemony and the one of his famous generals Almílcar, Asdrúbal and Aníbal.
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7.- The Roman Occupation

The Roman Occupation
The disembarkation of Rome in Ampurias (Gerona), in the 218 B. C., would suppose the end of the Carthaginian world, taking to the Mediterranean to a common destiny: the Roman unification.
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8.-The Islam

From year 711 to 1492, Andalucia, will be an Arab society, with alternative phases of military and cultural dominion very differentiated.
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9.- Umayyad Caliphate

Umayyad Caliphate
In 912, Emir Abderramán III raised the throne, to the Nasir “the Protector”, who will proclaim Caliph in the 929 and will reign until the 961.
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10.- The Morisc

 The Morisc
The capitulation of Granada in 1492 guaranteed to defeated the freedom of Muslim cult.
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11.- S XVIII Century The Castles

S XVIII Century The Castles
As of year 1600, the habitat of the region was completely formed by the assaults of beréberes and pirates from the coast
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12.- New minery Century

New minery CenturyThe technology of s. XIX and XX made possible new methods of extraction, manipulation and transport of minerals...
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13.- The Natural Park

Cala del barronal
Cabo de Gata-Nijar Natural Park was declared on January 27, 1988.
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14.- XXI Century. The tourism

XXI Century. The tourism
Tourism is, together with agriculture in a greenhouse, the engine of the economy of the area. .
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