5 cave paintings of Castellón
Discover the history of Levantine rock art and the indelible impact it has left on Castellón, even today.
Castellón is a mecca of art and cave paintings in the Mediterranean basin. Here, you’ll find the first artistic manifestations of humanity, some of which date back to 7,000+ years before Christ. These paintings are what remains to tell the stories of the prehistoric communities that inhabited the Mediterranean area.
This so-called "Levantine Rock Art" has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, in 2015, it earned the designation of "Arte Rupestre del Arco Mediterráneo de la Península Ibérica" and was recognized as Lugar de Excepcional Valor Universal (A Place of Exceptional Universal Value), the highest cultural recognition a place like this could receive.
5 must-see cave paintings in the province of Castellón
This is one of the greatest examples of Levantine rock art. This set of cave paintings depict scenes from daily life, mythology and religious practices during that time period, as well as traditional systems for farming and ranching that were used.
La Cova Remigia y barranco de Gasulla
Located in Ares del Maestrat, this example of Levantine rock art shows hunting scenes from that period. There are paintings of men with bows and wild animals like boars, goats, bulls or deer, all surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation, rolling landscapes and deep, wooded ravines.
Abrigo del Castillo l de Vilafamés
This is one of the larger examples of Levantine rock art! The cave paintings in Abrigo del Castillo l de Vilafamés come from Schematic Art from the Bronze Age. Walk inside and you’ll see walls covered in occult motifs with religious symbolism and funeral markings.
The 10,000-year-old cave paintings of l´Albaroc were first discovered in Borriol. The "El Guerrero o Bruixot" (“Warrior o Bruixot”) is not to be missed, as it has been wonderfully preserved and offers a peek into art and life during the Levantine period.
Morella la Vella
Don’t miss the cave paintings of Morella la Vella! They are just six kilometres from the city centre and mostly display schematic representations of hunters and stunning landscapes.
If you like art and history, journey through these paintings and discover thousands of years of Levantine rock art. We think you’ll love it!