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Rock Art Route

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage declaration, we suggest you explore the Rock Art Route created by the Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya (Archaeology Museum of Catalonia). It allows you to visit a series of exceptional sites that offer a glimpse at prehistoric life: Els Abrics de l’Ermita in the Serra de Godall mountains; Les Muntanyes de Prades and the Roca dels Moros in El Cogul.

ELS ABRICS DE L’ERMITA (ULLDECONA)

Located in the Serra de Godall mountains in Ulldecona, Els Abrics de l'Ermita are the most important set of rock paintings in the Eastern Iberian style in Catalonia. Cliff faces were an ideal spot for trapping animals: proof of this are the paintings found here showing multiple animal species, archers, and even divinities and the shamans in charge of rituals


 

MUNTANYES DE PRADES (MONTBLANC)

There are 15 Eastern Iberian-style rock art sites in the Muntanyes de Prades mountain range in the Conca de Barberà region. They date from 9,000 to 2,000 B.C., and they offer a glimpse at the real and symbolic worlds of our ancestors. The Rock Art Interpretation Centre of the Mountains of Prades, in Montblanc, includes a large sample of these prehistoric images.




ROCA DELS MOROS (EL COGUL)

With 42 painted figures and 260 engraved elements, La Roca dels Moros near El Cogul, in the Garrigues region, is one of Catalonia’s most emblematic and best-preserved rock art sites. Two of its most notable scenes are ‘The Hunt’ and ‘The Phallic Dance’, an exceptional representation of a ritual that reinforces the cave’s role as a place of worship.




For more information, visiting hours and fees, visit The Rock Art Route or download the route's information brochure