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

With 42 painted figures and 260 features engraved in the rock, the Roca dels Moros (el Cogul, les Garrigues) is undoubtedly one of the most important cave sites in the Iberian Peninsula. The area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

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.

Among the most important scenes are those related to hunting, with the representation of a human figure carrying a bow and arrow and confronting a boar. There are also various figures of bulls. The uniqueness of the area is displayed above all in the scene known as 'Phallic Dance': a group of women dressed in long skirts and naked bodies grouped in pairs around a man with exaggerated genitalia. This painting is an exceptional representation of a ritual act that reinforces the identity of the cave as a place of worship.

Plan your visit

Timetables
From 01.09 to 30.06: From Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (+30) and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (+30) Sunday and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (+30)

From 01.07 to 31.08: From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (+30) and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (+30)

Closed: Mondays except públic holidays. December 25th and 26th and January 1st and 6th.

Last admission 30 minutes before closing time.
The viewing of the paintings is affected by daylight conditions.
Guided visites at 11 and 12 h, Saturday and Sunday. Other days by appointment. Booking required by phone: 672 445 990.
Prices
General ticket: €4

Reduced ticket: €2
People aged 65 or more, pensioners, the holders of the Youth Card, students with International Student Card, those possessing the large family or parent, no tourist groups of 10 or more people by appointment. If this is a group where some members are entitled to free entry can continue to enjoy this reduction

Free:
Persons under 16 years, the unemployed, the members of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments), duly accredited, the members of the Association of Museum of Catalonia duly accredited, those professional tour guides, duly accredited, people of formal education teachers accredited by the management of the school in carrying out their work, the press duly accredited professionals, in the exercise of their work, have communicated in writing their visit, people with disability certificate, the host families duly accredited, groups of students (students in the educational system of the general system, from kindergarten to high school, vocational training and through special education teacher) who have reservation (except mNACTEC)

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
Email: reservescogul.acdpc@gencat.cat
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