Iberian settlements in Requena
They had a very hierarchical society, led by a small group of people who organized the use of the land and controlled the commercial relationships from fortified cities. Day to day life took place in smaller houses where they cooked, ate and slept, but also worked as artisans and used them to cult ancestors and divinities. If you are interested in this piece of history and want to know further, visit the website of Valencia’s Prehistoric Museum.
We suggest visiting the main three settlements in our district.
La Solana de las Pilillas
The winery is made by two sinks placed at different heights connected by holes. In the higher one the grapes were crushed and the must was transferred to the one in the bottom, and then to other containers for the fermentation process.
These are the oldest wineries of all the Iberian Peninsula.
They are, as well, the beginning of the “wine culture” that we still have in the district.
El Molón in Camporrobles
The settlement in El Molón is quite well preserved and has unique characteristics such as the landscape that surrounds it: the limit between Cuenca and Requena-Utiel, with a beautiful savin forest and impressive vineyards.
We recommend visiting the Interpretation Center to get a better understanding of the settlement.
Kelin, the great iberian city
The excavations show urban buildings from two time periods and a piece of the defensive wall.
Every October they are open with guided tours and cultural activities.
You can complete the visit with the museographic collection Luis García de Fuentes, next to the town hall.