Rock art on the Iberian coast


The late prehistoric rock-art sites of the Mediterranean seaboard of the Iberian peninsula form an exceptionally large group. Here the way of life during a critical phase of human development is vividly and graphically depicted in paintings whose style and subject matter are unique.

The property includes 758 sites distributed across six Autonomous Communities – Andalusia, Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Catalonia, Murcia, and Valencia – located in scarcely populated areas with high ecological and landscape

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Rock art on the Iberian coast," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed May 19, 2024,