Cova Pere Tomàs

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Gaze at an incredible piece of cave art in a rock shelter in Atzeneta del Maestrat and be blown away by just how old it is.

Cova de Pere Tomàs in Atzeneta del Maestrat is an important cave art site. Situated in Barranco del Gorg, the rock shelter has a long and diverse history, ranging from being a place of shelter for shepherds to a place of refuge during the Spanish Civil War.

Cova de Pere Tomás is famed for a single petroglyph: a cruciform figure that looks like a human with their arms outstretched. The art is thought to date back to the Bronze Age. Similar depictions have been discovered across the Iberian Peninsula and it is incredible luck that they have been preserved over the many centuries that have passed.

Beyond Cova de Pere Tomàs, Atzeneta del Maestrat (province of Castellón) has plenty to see and do. Wander around the historic centre where you can see the Medieval defensive wall and the old prison before venturing out into El Castell, a municipal natural landscape where you can see a fortification dating back to 1516 known as El Castell and a chapel.

Atzeneta del Maestrat is also renowned for its marzipan, nougat and other sweet treats made from almonds traditionally enjoyed at Christmas. You also won’t want to miss tombet, a lamb stew, which heavily features olive oil.

Come and see the incredible art in Cova de Pere Tomàs and make the most of the opportunity to explore Atzeneta del Maestrat.

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