ABRICS DE L'ERMITA ROCK ART VISITOR'S CENTRE (ULLDECONA)

Nestled in the Godall Mountains (Ulldecona) hides an exceptional cluster of preserved Levantine rock paintings, dated to between 6,000 and 2,000 BC. In 1975, ensconced in a small cave on the scarps near the Ermita de la Pietat (Piety Hermitage), the initial figures from this collection were discovered by a young speleologist. This initial finding launched an exploratory campaign which has helped uncover a large number of rock shelters, 14 of which are decorated. Most have been classified as Levantine art and depict hunting scenes.

Courtesy of the site's significance and variety, it was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. The Abric de l'Ermita Rock Art Visitor's Centre forms part of the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia's Rock Art Route and the European Cultural Route Prehistoric Rock Art Trails.