La Bastida from top of Cabezo Gordo Hill; on the right the premises of the Research Center
La Bastida (Totana, Murcia) is one of the most important archaeological sites of Prehistory in Europe. It was inhabited about 4000 years ago in the Bronze Age, and it has a great potential to understand our past and the heritage and cultural projection of Murcia Region.
The archaeological site is located in the Sierra Tercia, on a steep hill at confluence of the Rambla de Lébor and Salado Cliff around 6 km west of Totana town. The four hectares of surface make it one of the most extensive sites and it can only be compared to the one that occupied the present town of Lorca.
Location of La Bastida within the argaric territory
The Argaric society was a milestone of sedentary life, urbanism, metallurgy and political and economic inequalities. La Bastida offers a unique and exceptional opportunity to understand this key stage of our past.