The interior of the Region of Valencia treasures more than 300 cave paintings. In mountains, ravines and hard-to-reach corners, you can find impressive representations of scenes of hunting, grazing, or collecting honey.
The figures are simple silhouettes, contoured and filled with pigment. The colours are mostly red and black and sometimes white and yellow. The artists used bird feathers and plant elements to create delicate and elegant strokes. Rock Art is naturalistic and narrative. These scenes are the first narratives of European Prehistory and provide very relevant information on hunting, in groups or individually; trapping and tracking of injured animals. Moreover, they give valuable knowledge of the collection and the first evidence of fighting and executions. The images of everyday life provide data on clothes and personal ornaments that mark social differences since Prehistory.
In the town of Tírig in Castellón, there is a museum dedicated to these artistic representations from 4000 to 7000 years ago. In the interior of the province of València, there are at least 16 other shelters of singular importance. The Cave of the Spider, in Bicorp, is the most relevant.
Travelling through the Region of Valencia allows you to know the Paleolithic and cave paintings that enrich our historical and cultural legacy. We invite you to appreciate the oldest artistic manifestation that UNESCO declared a World Heritage Site in 1998.