Rock paintings of the Muntanyes de Prades | Cultural Heritage. Goverment of Catalonia.
Rock paintings of the Muntanyes de Prades
A space for solar worship

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The collection of rock paintings in the Muntanyes de Prades is made up of around forty archaeological sites, only three of which are open to visitors: Portell dels Lletres, Mas d'en Llort and Mas d'en Ramon d'en Bessó.
 
The compositions and pictorial scenes preserved here show hunters and wild animals such as goats, deer, bovines, or wild boars, as well as herders with domesticated animals and a large number of abstract signs and symbols. They depict the transition from hunting and gathering (simpler language) to agriculture (more complex language).
 
This may also have been a space for solar worship: in addition to the hunting scenes, we can see depictions of honey harvesting and sunsets.
 
in order to facilitate the interpretation of all these paintings, the Rock Art Interpretation Centre of the Mountains of Prades was created in Montblanc. It presents a significant sample of these prehistoric images as well as an exhibit with full-sized reconstructions of the rock shelters where they are found.
 
Some of these archaeological sites (around fifteen) were included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1998 together with the other rock art sites in the Mediterranean Basin of the Iberian Peninsula. They are also included in the Rock Art Route.

Plan your visit

What can I do?
The Rock Art Interpretation Centre helps you discover and understand the rock art of the Muntanyes de Prades with guided tours of the centre itself and of the 15 archaeological sites of schematic and Eastern Iberian-style rock art. Visits last approximately 4 hours, and include a short trip by private vehicle to the town of Rojals followed by a walk to the paintings.
Timetables
Rock Art Interpretation Centre
Monday-Thursday: from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Friday: from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays: reservations required.
 
Guided tours – Rock Paintings of the Muntanyes de Prades
Reservations must be made at least one week in advance (6-12 individuals)
Prices
Rock Art Interpretation Centre
Normal: €3
Discount (individuals 65 or older): €2
Children under 10, museum members, students with a student ID, members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya and teachers of compulsory education): free
 
Guided tours – Rock Paintings of the Muntanyes de Prades
Normal (min. 6 individuals): €12/person
Children 7-13 years old: €6/person
Children under 6: free
Contact
Rock Art Interpretation Centre
Carrer de la Pedrera, 2
43400 Montblanc (Conca de Barberà)
Tel.: 977 862 177/618 257 110
Email: administracio@mccb.cat
 
Guided Tours – Rock Paintings of the Muntanyes de Prades
Meeting point: 9:30 am at Plaça Josep Gomis
43415 Rojals (Conca de Barberà)
Tel.: 977 861 733
Email: turisme@montblanc.cat