Puntal dels Llops
Come to Olocau and discover one of the most important archaeological sites of the Iberian period in the Valencian Community. Located in the southern foothills of the Sierra Calderona, at an altitude of 427 meters, the site of Puntal dels Llops overlooks an extensive landscape that reaches the entire Camp del Túria, l’Horta de València and the coast.
PARKING AND ACCESS AREA:
The access is located next to the CV25, 1.5 km from the village. Up to here you can go by car and park in a designated area. From this point, a low-difficulty footpath is signposted, which ascends to the village in a 1.5-km, 130-meter ascent.
Free guided tours are available by appointment from Wednesday to Sunday throughout the year.
Access is free and open all year round. It is mandatory to request permission from the City Council of Olocau for group visits.
It is a watchtower for the defense and surveillance of the Edetan territory occupied between the V and II centuries BC, which was the residence of an aristocrat, a member of the equestrian warrior elite of Edeta, his family and their dependents. It highlights its impressive wall, the watchtower and a set of rooms open to a central street that runs longitudinally through the settlement.
The archaeological excavations, completed in the 1980s, show that daily domestic activities were carried out in the settlement, such as those related to food preparation, ritual practices and agricultural, mining and craft activities. Part of these materials can be visited in the Puntal dels Llops Museum Collection, located in the Casa de la Senyoria.
Free guided tours are available from Wednesday to Sunday by reservation.
Specialized archaeologists will take you back to the Iberian era for a unique experience. A plan for the whole family!
Route Puntal dels Llops
Another way to know the Puntal dels Llops is through the hiking route, with a distance of 5.8 km and a difference in height of 140 meters that offers two options; a longer one with departure from the town of Olocau from the parking area of the Puntal dels Llops next to the cemetery of Olocau, where only the ascent and descent from the beginning of the access path to the Puntal dels LLops.
If you dare to do the complete route you will start from the Casa de la Senyoria and after crossing the old town to leave the village you will cross the Barranco del Carraixet to l’Horta de Dalt, visiting the historical irrigated land and the macollades. When you reach the Amara pond you must continue west until you reach the foot of the Puntal dels Llops mountain, where the ascent path begins, marked by a large poster of our Iberian warrior Nauiba.
From this point you will enter a landscape of ancient carob and olive groves next to a Mediterranean forest where the Aleppo pine stands out among a variety of species. Along this path you will make a journey of 1.5 km and 130 meters of unevenness, very similar to what the Iberians did in the past, until you reach the top and reach the archaeological remains of Puntal dels Llops.
We recommend a free guided tour to learn about the landscape, the history of its inhabitants and the archaeological remains recovered from its excavation.