Local attractions for visitors

On this page we point out some of the places for their historical, cultural or natural interest recommend visiting tourists who come to know this land.

The site of La Solana of Pilillas

The site of the Solana of Pilillas consists of four wineries excavated rock to which a series of activities related to the production and storage of wine structures are associated: a warehouse, departments storage and the remains of a fortified dwelling, residence seasonal owner of the farm during the harvest period and the winemaking.

The wineries were carved limestone blocks detached from the hillside. They consist of two pools located at different height connected by perforations. At the top the grapes were trodden and then were pressed by mechanical means to extract all the juice that was collected at the bottom pool and transferred to ceramic containers for fermentation. Fermentation occurred in pottery amphorae from the environment that reproduce the Phoenician ways and they were stored in the cellar of the Pilillas: thick-walled space that guaranteed a stable temperature and humidity; conditions for the winemaking process.

Production of Pilillas Solana was the origin of a “wine culture” that persisted throughout antiquity with archaeological evidence of Roman and medieval times. Since the beginning of s. VII until the present continues to produce wine as an economic and cultural development that has created a Cultural Landscape and Tangible and Intangible Heritage. A historical evidence of production is compounded by the existence of a variety typical of the region, the strain “Bobal” which documented since the Middle Ages is a hallmark and an element that defines our “wine culture”.

For the characteristics of the associated archaeological material we can say that this wine producing center was in operation between VII and V century b.c. under the control of Phoenician population.

More information about Las Pilillas in that document and Yacimiento de La Solana de las Pilillas (Youtube).

The Molón in Camporrobles

The Molo is a great Cretaceous wheel, 1,124 m above sea level, elongated and structured on several platforms, the central, so amesetada, chosen as the place of settlement at various times to be very suitable for urban development and present a excellent defensive conditions, it is bounded largely by steep escarpments. The Molón offers almost unique features such as its landscape framework and the archaeological relatively well preserved, highlighting the pre-Roman defensive system, one of the great examples of the Iberian poliorcética, but also the organization of the medieval settlement with its urban complexity and defenses, highlighting the presence of a mosque.

The visit to the Archaeological Park of El Molo is aimed at assessing its most unique elements, among which the topography, the defensive system and rock cisterns prerromanas or urbanism of medieval times, with different buildings, the main mosque. In addition, you can enjoy a magnificent landscape of transition between the Baja Serrania Conquense and the region of Requena-Utiel, highlighting a micro-reserve of three hectares, with a magnificent juniper, located on the shady side of the hill, near the site archaeological, and a varied birdlife. The set comes complete with an interpretation center where scientific content are discussed in an educational presentation, providing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of archaeological remains.

You can find more information in this link.

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