Pila Lagarejo

In the archaeological field of the dehesa boyal of Abertura we find vestiges of ancient civilizations. Some of them reused by men for very different purposes


Carved on the same rock, it presents an impressive stamp. Even more so when we approach and check the dimensions of this inclined pool. It has an evacuation hole and a gutter for the conduction of liquids.

The name Lagarejo tells us about the last uses of this great granite mass, mainly for treading grapes. However, all these constructions are usually attributed to prehistoric cultures as places of celebration of sacred rituals. In any case, all are hypotheses, but in the vicinity have been studied rock altars similar to what we have in front of us.

Ceramic remains, sculptures, inscriptions and countless other objects and constructions have been found in this pasture. Many of them are on the walls of many houses in the town, others in the Archaeological Museum of Cáceres.

These findings show the existence of a very relevant population, at least since the 1st and 2nd centuries. There are researchers who locate a Roman mansion called Lacipea, mentioned in the Itinerary of Antoninus.