Prehistoric Paintings: the Valltorta ravine

Prehistoric Paintings: the Valltorta ravine

The ravine of Valltorta winds its way through terrain in the municipalities of Albocàsser, Les Coves de Vinromà and Tírig. The landscape is austere, dominated by limestone rocks and vegetation adapted to relatively dry conditions, such as wild olive shrubs and dwarf palms. But for settlers here at the end of the Palaeolithic and during the Neolithic, Valltorta was a magnificent site for hunting. Along the rock shelters under the cliff faces, an impressive collection of prehistoric paintings of so-called Prehistoric Levantine art declared World Heritage can still be seen. Paintings from the Gasulla ravine (Ares del Maestre) and from the Covarjos ravine (Benasal) also form part of this landscape, with scenery and historical values that have merited its conversion into a Cultural Park. The Valltorta Museum (Tírig, tel. 964 33 60 10) provides an overview of this cultural legacy, and organises exhibitions and walking visits.

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    • Type: Sierras

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