Prehistoric Rock Art Trails

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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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Around 150 Archaeological and Rock ..
Around 150 Archaeological and Rock ..
29/06/2016
The International Association Prehistoric Rock Art Trails will begin next September 2016 the process to certify as Site Rupestre du Conseil de l’Europe - Council of Europe Rock Art Site all the Archaeological and Rock Art sites registered in the Cultural Route PRAT-CARP b..
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SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF PREHISTORIC..
SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF PREHISTORIC..
29/06/2016
In compliance with the provisions of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of Council of Europe in relation to the granting of the Mention of Cultural Route (Resolution CM / Res [2010] 52 and Resolution CM / Res [2013] 67), the International Association Prehistoric Rock Art Trails h..
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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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