Cova Centelles was discovered in 1980. Here are preserved some of the most important pictographs to understand the older stages of Levantine art. Most of the paintings are in lower part of the shelter where more than 200 figures are preserved. On the left is one of the most remarkable scene of this style. Here, a large group of archers, and women burden with loads and children, are walking with great strides towards the right part of the shelter. These pictographs have been interpreted as a group of hunter-gatherers moving the camp. More than 30 figures take part in this scene, all of them of large size for this style, and exhibiting different kind of headdresses and body adornments. On the right part of the shelter women pictographs in different attitudes are prevailing. The whole of the shelter is covered with a thick calcite crust that hide many of the paintings.
The Valltorta Museum arrange on-demand visits to this shelter. Additional information in: Museo de la Valltorta, Pla de l'Hom, s/n, 12179 Tírig, Castellón. Teléfono: 964 33 60 10.
To arrive to the shelter should be taken CV-130 road that connects Albocàsser and Tírig. A turn towards a paved road heading to Sant Miquel chapel and Catí should be taken around kilometer point 3.400. Continue along this road for just over 5 km until a track that turns left towards the shelter.
M. Centelles. 1980.
80m x 6m