Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

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European Rock Art Trails General As..
European Rock Art Trails General As..
16/11/2016
Villacarriedo's Town Hall will hold the European Rock Art Trails General Assembly  next 17 and 18 de november. European Rock Art Trails groups 132 rock art destinations of 7 countries. During this meeting 7 new partners from Spain, France and Azerbaiyan wi..
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Cultural Routes of Spain, in World ..
Cultural Routes of Spain, in World ..
04/11/2016
Cinco grandes rutas culturales de España estarán presentes en la nueva edición de la feria internacional World Travel Market que se celebra la próxima semana en Londres. Caminos de Arte Rupestre Prehistórico, Ruta Vía de la Plata, Camino del Cid, Rutas ..
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The experience of `Cultural Routes ..
The experience of `Cultural Routes ..
26/09/2016
Cultural Routes in Spain is an invitation to follow the footprints of history, in places where this country has played a leading role. A rich and widespread archaeological, artistic, religious and cultural heritage offers travellers a unique experience. Our routes and trails are ..
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A Cultural Route of Council of Europe

The Cultural Route CARP offers 112 great Archaeological and Rock Art sites with the main scientific, cultural, artist and archaeological interest. All these sites are opened to the knowledge and the enjoyment of the European and World society. Currently, more than 1.9 million visitors come each year to the places where the first inhabitants of Europe produced their transcendental rock art, an art full of symbolism motivated by religious belief and full of references to Nature, forming the first Cultural Landscapes of Europe.The vast majority of these places have a great symbolic value and are part of the European Cultural Heritage, but also they are elements that support the local identity. This symbolic value has been recognized in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.The relationship between Prehistoric Rock Art and Landscape is used to produce a thematic tourism offer that integrates Culture and Nature, Landscape and Cultural Heritage. This contributes to a sustainable development of the rural communities where are located all the sites that compose the Cultural Route.

EUROPEAN CULTURAL ROUTE & UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

More than 150 Rock Art sites are open to the public in Europe, concentrated in countries like Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal, and particularly, France and Spain. Many are small sites (a cave, a rock shelter, a small museum ...), but there are locations with significant tourism infrastructures where it is possible to see large archaeological sites. The cultural and tourist interest of the first art of the Prehistory of Europe has been noted by UNESCO recognising as World Heritage 9 sites: Alta (Norway), Tanum (Sweden), Brú-na-Bóinne (Ireland), Valcamonica (Italy), the caves of the Vézère Valley (France), Altamira and other caves of the Cantabrian Region (Spain), the rock shelters with Levantine Art of the Mediterranean Coast (Spain), Foz Côa and Siega Verde sites (Portugal-Spain) and the Cave of Pont d'Arc named Chauvet (France). To this list we can added the Medieval Rock Art from the Rupestrian Churches of Matera (Basilicata, Italy).


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