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La Sarga (Alcoy) - World heritage

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La Sarga (Alcoy), World Heritage Site.

You are here open days in 2011 of these paintings rock World Heritage Site by UNESCO

  • March: 12 and 13
  • April: 16 and 17
  • May: 7 and 8
  • June: 11 and 12
  • July: 9 and 10
  • August: 13 and 14
  • September: 10 and 11
  • October: 15 and 16
  • November: 12 and 13

Open from 11 to 14 hours. Guided tours at 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00 hrs. Access through the hamlet of La Sarga.

In 1951 came the discovery of these prehistoric cave paintings in rock shelters around the gully of the Cova Foradada (municipality of Alcoy), near the hamlet of La Sarga (Jijona). In La Sarga are represented three of the prehistoric horizons of the eastern facade of the Iberian Peninsula, clearly differentiated by color, type of execution and theme. The three land use reddish hues, different for each of them, convective powder and mixed with some organic product unknown to fix the walls without prior preparation, using brushes made ​​from bird feathers, hairs, fibers machacadaso even with fingers.

• Enrolled in 1997 in the catalog of Cultural Interest in 1998 the paintings of La Sarga were declared "World Heritage" by UNESCO.

If you want more information simply visit the website of the Archaeological Museum of Alcoy