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.
General admission: €2.90
Reduced rate: €2.00 for people aged 65 and over, students with a student card and residents of Conca de Barberà.
Free admission: children under 10, members of the museum, members of the Associació de Museòlegs de Catalunya and school teachers.
Monday, closed; Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, visits by appointment only. Closed on September 8 and 9 (local holiday), December 25and 26, January 1and 6.
From Barcelona on the AP-7 motorway towards Lleida, take exit 9. From Lleida, take the AP-2 or N-240 highway, and if approaching from Tarragona, the best route is the N-240 to Valls, exit at Montblanc. You can also arrive by train or by the buses that go to La Conca daily.