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Capçanes cave paintings

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Pintures rupestres de Capçanes

Time Out says

Capçanes has become the new capital of cave paintings in Catalonia following the discover of a concentration of prehistoric paintings, among them a singular mural of 27 figures that represents a slaughter or human sacrifice. The scene is part of the biggest discovery of cave paintings since the early '80s. The group of cave art features 19 paintings representing 150 human and animal figures, among which is a 54cm bull, one of the biggest documented to date. Other of the singularities discovered and that makes the area of Capçanes more important is a group of engravings on the ceiling that represent three deer.

The Capçanes Ajuntament (City Council) works along with the Information and Studies section of the Generalitat de Catalunya's Department of Culture Archaeology and Paleontology Service in the tasks of adapting the space for tours and to receive visitors. Currently guided tours are held the first Saturday of every month.


Capçanes (Priorat)
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