The Sierra de Guara and the environment of the River Vero boast an extraordinary group of more than 60 caves with cave art which Arpán, Mallata, Barfaluy and Lecina Superior have guided visits and Chimiachas and Regacens of self-guided.
Do not forget to check the calendar and schedules for the guided visits to shelters with cave paintings.
The hollows in their deep canyons were chosen by prehistoric people to express their creative genius and their beliefs, through enigmatic representations of animals, human beings and signs painted on the walls. This great rock sanctuary had a magical meaning for groups of hunters from the Palaeolithic era who lived there over 22,000 years ago and its importance continued through the Neolithic and the Bronze Age. All left their mark so it’s possible to see all the classical styles of European Prehistory in a relatively small area close to the River Vero: Palaeolithic, Levantine and Schematic art.
A visit to these shelters is to take a magical journey back over 20,000 years of human presence in the territory.
In 1998 this universal legacy was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and forms a part of the European Itinerary “Prehistoric Rock Art Trails”.