Roca dels Moros | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Roca dels Moros Prehistoric religious site
World Heritage

With 42 painted figures and 260 other images carved into the rock, La Roca dels Moros del Cogul, in Les Garrigues, is one of the most outstanding and best-conserved rock-art sites in Catalonia. Amongst the most outstanding scenes depicted are a hunting scene and a phallic dance, an exceptional representation of a ritual event, which lends credence to the idea of the cave being a place for religious practices.

This area of Les Garrigues has been inhabited continuously by humans since the Paleolithic period and the cave was used for about 5000 years as a place of worship. The last hunter-gatherers (8th - 5th millennium BC) left behind paintings known as Levantine art. Later, from the 5th- 2nd millennium BC, Neolithic groups covered up the reliefs in the rock to draw representations of their own beliefs (diverse representations that fall within the classification of schematic art ). Researchers have also identified later inscriptions from the Iberian and Roman periods, though many are illegible.

Plan your visit

Timetables
Check the schedules on the monument's website

Prices
General: 4 euros
Reduced: € 2
 
They are entitled to the reduced rate:
  • People 65 years of age or older.
  • Pensioners.
  • Holders of the Youth Card.
  • Students with international card.
  • Holders of the large or single parent family card.
  • Non-tourist groups of 10 or more people. If any of the people have the right to free admission, continue enjoying this rate.

They have the right to gratuity:
  • Under 16 years old
  • Stop people, duly accredited.
  • Members accredited by ICOM (International Council of Museums) or ICOMOS (International Couincil of Monuments).
  • Members accredited / from the Association of Museologists of Catalonia.
  • Professional tourism guides, duly accredited / des.
  • Teachers of formal education, accredited by the management of the educational center.
  • Certified press professionals / since they have previously communicated their visit during the course of their work.
  • People with certificate of disability. The accompanying person will also have a free rate if the credit card proves that the person needs the services.
  • Families of welcome duly accredited.
  • Student groups (students of the general education system and special education with faculty), who have made a previous reservation.
 
Special cases:
  • The groups that hire the entrance through companies of tourist intermediation or similar will enjoy a discount of 25% on the applicable rate. The authorized guide / companion of the group will be exempt from paying the entrance fee.

Contact
Centre d’Interpretació de les Pintures Rupestres de la Roca dels Moros
Camí del Cogul a Albagés, Km1
25252 El Cogul (Les Garrigues)
Tel. (+34) 672445990
Correu electrònic: reservescogul.acdpc@gencat.cat Veure localització
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