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Five hundred people gathered in the pilgrimage are given to Cabezo Gordo (28/04/2014)

Given the success of previous editions the Department of Tourism of the City of Torre-Pacheco has again organized with associations and groups of Dolores de Pacheco's Pilgrimage to the Sima de las Palomas in yesterday.

This activity aims to inform attendees one of the great natural assets of the municipality, the Peak Gordo as natural and tourist space, having organized several activities to promote leisure time in a natural and unique setting as this mountain Cartagena field, as is a visit to the summit of pigeons, cleaning activities ...

As a starting point of this pilgrimage Civic Center pachequera hamlet of Dolores de Pacheco, where attendees departed on foot, on horseback or in carriages to the Peak Gordo, where attendees enjoyed a day of living was established in our beloved natural site.

In addition, a mass was celebrated with the Rondalla de Dolores de Pacheco and Cabezo Gordo Association conducted a tour of this place.

The Treasures of Cabezo Gordo

The Cabezo Gordo has a diversity of environments that make this enclave a privileged and a redoubt which brings hundreds of species of flora and fauna are given.

But if we go deep into the bowels of the mountain we discover the andaluciense aquifer, which have been extracted for irrigation waters with temperatures ranging around 30 to 51 º C;

or cave lake on the south side, which serves as a major summer colony of bats in cave and bigeye shelter.

Establishments gallery iron ore exploited more intensively in the early twentieth century, have generated countless caves, but have also uncovered other naturally occurring, such as the chasm of Las Palomas.

This chasm walls contains the second most important enclave paleontological Peninsula after Atapuerca.

It is a sedimentary tower 18 meters high containing remains of hominids and animals that inhabited this area of ​​Torre-Pacheco makes between 50,000 and 135,000 years.

According to Prof. Dr. M. Walker, director of the excavation and anthropologist 'scientific study is a continuation of the trend started in Atapuerca hominid, ending 200,000 years ago. "


Gordo the Peak is located in the municipality of Torre-Pacheco, between the districts of balsicas, Northwest, San Cayetano, the Northeast and Dolores de Pacheco, Southeast.

If we come from the southern sector of the Campo de Cartagena should reach San Javier so heading to Dolores de Pacheco and thence by service roads will access to the vicinity of Mt.

If our source is from Murcia, will come by the highway of the Mar Menor, which will leave the exit that indicates Dolores de Pacheco;

is not necessary to reach this population, as the Peak Gordo is right.

We can also take the exit that leads to Los Alcazares, and in this case the Peak Gordo is left us.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Torre Pacheco

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