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ROCK ART IN ELS PORTS


The region of Els Ports has spectacular fauna and flora, rich gastronomy, a past with a lot of history, a great cultural heritage and a lot of art, especially rock art. That is, paintings, engravings and hieroglyphs that the ancestors left imprinted on rocks and land surfaces.

In the areas of the towns of Els Ports, rock art shelters of different styles have been discovered over the years and, to date, there are a total of eight shelters in the region. These are part of the Valltorta-Gassulla Cultural Park, declared on November 11, 2016 as an Asset of Cultural Interest by the Generalitat Valenciana. They are also included in the rock art of the Mediterranean Arc of the Iberian Peninsula, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1998.


Cingle of Palanques.


In Ares are the Cova Remígia and the Cingle de la Mola Remígia, which were discovered in 1934 and belong to the Levantine style of art.


The Shelter of Mas d’en Barberà was discovered in 1995 in Forcall and is Levantine rock art.


The Cova dels Rosegadors in the Pobla de Benifassà which has ancient rock art paintings and is located next to the Ulldecona reservoir.


In Morella there are the Galería Alta del Mas and the Cova del Roure, which are of Levantine art and were discovered in 1917.


The Cingle de Palanques located in Palanques as its name indicates, has been known since 1988 and its art is in the Levantine rock style.


The Shelter of Mas de la Rambla belongs to schematic Levantine art and was discovered in Portell in 2004.


In Vilafranca La Covatina, which is Levantine rock art, has been known since 1971.


Mas de la Rambla coat Portell.


These shelters contain different elements of antiquity represented in them, the majority, however, are animals and people. Almost all of them are very easy to access and can be reached on foot from the same town to which they belong, except in the case of Portell, for example. In fact, the Cova dels Rosegadors has recently been made available for people with visual disabilities, including support material that complements the representations of the rocks. Even so, it is recommended to visit the shelters with a guide to be able to learn much more about them, gain contextualization and not miss any details.

The Valltorta Museum organizes several free guided tours throughout the year to highlight the rock art of the Castelló regions. To join these you just have to be attentive to their social networks and those of the town councils and tourist offices, which also organize on their own. The Cova dels Rosegadors is the only shelter in the region to which the Museum does not carry out visits, which is why it is necessary to contact directly the Pobla de Benifassà town hall or the Tinença tourist office.

The discovery of these shelters has been a boost for the Els Ports tourism sector, given the expansion of attractions and activities that both residents and visitors can carry out in the region. Young and old can delve into the history of Els Ports through original representations in nature. The past of a region available to discover with the five senses. Live Els Ports.


Cingle of Palanques.

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