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Rock Art Interpretation Centre of the Mountains of Prades

Montblanc

View of the entrance to the Rock Art Interpretation Centre, with the monolith in the background.

View of the entrance to the Rock Art Interpretation Centre, with the monolith in the background.

Housed in the former new prison building of Montblanc, the Rock Art Interpretation Centre (CIAR) was established to be a reference point in the study and conservation of prehistoric art in the Prades mountains, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998. It also aims to be a reference point for promoting education and fostering awareness among the population.

A visit to the CIAR begins with a short audiovisual projection, then continues with an itinerary through the rooms that immerses us in the world of rock art.

The exhibition space contains an educational display with panels, dioramas, copies and life-size replicas of the rock faces with paintings found in the extensive geographical area of the mountains of Prades.

The CIAR is part of the Rock Art Route of Catalonia, designed by the Archaeological Museum of Catalonia.

SPACES

<p>The physical environment of the Mountains of Prades (Conca de Barber&agrave;)</p>
The physical environment of La Conca
The physical environment of La Conca
<p>Recreation of the appearance of La Conca in the Palaeozoic period, with its graptolites and other species</p>
The history of the earth and the origins of life
The history of the earth and the origins of life
<p>Caves and shelters were the earliest refuges used by humans.</p>
Art and humans
Art and humans
<p>The story of the discovery of rock art in the mountains of Prades.</p>
Rock art in the mountains of Prades
Rock art in the mountains of Prades
<p>To date, more than seventy sites of prehistoric rock art have been discovered in Catalonia.</p>
Rock art in Catalonia
Rock art in Catalonia
<p>Rock art, a fragile testament to our prehistory that must be protected.</p>
Rock art around the world and rock art painting as part of our shared heritage
Rock art around the world and rock art painting as part of our shared heritage

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