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Campo Lameiro Rock Art Archeological Park

Galicia (Spain)


Natural Environment:

The geographical area can be defined as a mountainous region in the transition between the pre-littoral hills of the “Dorsal Meridional Gallega” and the Southern Depression, a large fracture that crosses Galicia from north to south. In the immediate are of the site, the main vegetation is scrub-land and autochthonous woodland, with fields and meadows in the valleys and plantations of eucalyptus and pine further away from the villages.

Regional Archaeological Context:

The area of the Rias Baixas is characterised by the wealth and diversity of its prehistoric sites, and among these the open-air rock engravings are the most important and emblematic archaeological evidence. Most of the rock engravings in Galicia are concentrated in the middle valley of the River Lérez, in the municipalities of Campo Lameiro and Cotobade.

Archaeological evidence at the site:

The Rock Art Archaeological Park covers an area of 21.8 hectares and contains about a hundred rocks with engravings, grouped in a large number of sites. It is also possible to view other sites near the Archaeological Park which have been prepared for visits and which provide complementary information.

Short Description:


The most common motifs are geometric and form a heterogeneous group of representations, among which cup-marks and circular combinations are the most abundant. They are often accompanied by figurative representations of zoomorphs and anthropomorphs. These occasionally form more complex compositions which can be interpreted as hunting and riding scenes.

Age:

Late Neolithic – Bronze Age.


Type of Site: Rock Outcrops
Adress: Paredes-Praderrei, 36119 - Campo Lameiro 
Website: www.paar.es

State/Region: Galicia
Province: Pontevedra
Municipality: Campo Lameiro
Town: Paredes-Praderrei
Location: Middle Valley of the River Lérez


Contact:

Praderrei. Campo Lameiro.

Pontevedra.

+34 886 15 11 95

Information:

http://www.paar.es/?lang=es

reservas@paar.es

Opening Times:

LOW SEASON.

March, April, May, September, October: from Tuesday until Sunday from 10:00 until 18:00. * The ticket office closes 1 hour before. Guided visits on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:30 and 16:30 hours (the previous reservation is recommended to guarantee the visit). The visit guided in the labor days needs of the previous reservation and groups of more than 10 people.
January, February, November and December: from Tuesday until Sunday from 10:00 until 15:00. * The ticket office closes 1 hour before. Visits guided only for groups with previous reservation.

HIGH SEASON
June: from Tuesday until Sunday (10:00 to 20:00 hours). * The ticket office closes 1 hour before. Visits guided at 12:30 and 18:00 hours (the previous reservation is recommended to guarantee the visit).

July and August: from Tuesday until Sunday (11:00 to 21:00 hours). * The ticket office closes 1 hour before. Visits guided at 12:30, 18:00 and 19:30 hours (the previous reservation is recommended to guarantee the visit).

Holy week: from Tuesday until Sunday (10:00 to 20:00 hours). * The ticket office closes 1 hour before. Visits guided at 12:00, 16:30 and 18:30 hours. (The previous reservation is recommended to guarantee the visit)

DAYS OF CLOSING

The Archaeological Park closes every Monday, except when it coincides with national or autonomous festivities. More information in the Facebook of the PAAR.

The Archaeological Park will remain closed Januaty 1st,  December 24th, 25th and 31th.

Prices:
GENERAL: 5,00 €.
REDUCED: 3,00 €. Major of 65, unemployed, disabled persons, students, groups (+10).
FREE: 0-6-YEAR-OLD children, inhabitants registered in Field Lameiro.
GUIDED VISIT: 1 €.
DIDACTIC WORKSHOP: 2 €.

Prices included IVA

Restrictions of age:
None.

Duration visits:
Guided visits are around 2 hours and should be booked in advance. 

Visitors' daily quota:
There are no restrictions.
 

Visitors’ Centre:

A suggestive and innovative explanatory space that allows to know the petroglifos of Galicia, to learn since they were executed, to identify the motives and scenes more frequently represented, to penetrate in his meaning and enclosedly to know the form of life of his creators.

A modern Visitors' Centre is being built. In a floor area of 3500m2 it will provide exhibition space and rooms for the documentation and recording of rock art in Galicia, as well as a shop and café.


Nearby cultural destinations:

Other rock art sites have been prepared for public access near the Archaeological Park. Penalba Hill-fort (Iron Age: 8th-7th centuries BC). Civil and religious architecture in the nearby towns. Historical centre of Pontevedra.

Nearby natural destinations:

Area around the River Lérez.

Accommodation near the site:

Hotels, Hostels and Country houses in the municipality and nearby towns. 
See: www.turgalicia.es

Restaurants near the site:

Diverse choice of restaurants in the towns near the Archaeological Park. 
See: www.turgalicia.es


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