Dolmen de Puig Rodó

Municipality: Moià

Province: Barcelona

Chronology: Beginnings of the 3rd millennium BC.

Developer: Generalitat de Catalunya

Dates: October 2016 - November 2016

Dolmen de Puig Rodó is a large megalithic monument of the Catalan gallery type located in the most northerly area of the municipality of Moià, on the south-eastern slope of Puig Rodó. This Dolmen was already excavated at the beginning of the 20th century by J. Gudiol, and in 1961 by Ricard Batista and Joan Surroca. These interventions, apart from excavating the room and the corridor, also rebuilt the dolmen by replacing some slabs and the roof of the monument.

The restoration that was conducted in 2016 was intimately linked to the archaeological excavation. Firstly, the surrounding area of the monument was cleaned and the vegetation removed.

The restoration and consolidation, necessary due to the instability presented by the dolmen, consisted of the relocation of the slabs from the roof and the correction of the position of some slabs to reinforce the structure of the dolmen. A terrace surrounding the dolmen was built, to avoid landslides that could endanger the megalithic structure.

Finally, the small cracks and fissures present on some of the slabs of the dolmen were repaired.