History of Macael

History

During the late Neolithic period , the populations of Almanzora Valley used the white marble stones to sculpture small figures which were deposited in collective funeral graves.

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Macael types of marble

Geology

The Macael marbles belong entirely to the Nevado-Filabride complex, within the Penibético system, consisting of very old rocks over 550 million years.

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Cordillera Bética

Geography

The marble extraction area of Macael is situated on the northern slope of the Sierra de los Filabres. It belongs to the Cordillera Bética, a vast mountain chain that stretches out over 600 kms.,

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Patio de los Leones in Alhambra

Culture

Over the centuries Macael's marble has been considered a material of luxury and magnificence. It has been used by former civilizations, crossing the most important ages,

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