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Hellín


El Tolmo de Minateda Archaeological Park


Contact details

Carretera Nacional 301, de Abacete a Murcia
02400  Hellín, Albacete  (Castile-La Mancha)
http://www.turismocastillalamancha.es
Tel.:+34 967541520

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-La Mancha

Province/Island:
Albacete

Albacete

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

Polychrome paintings of hunting scenes.

The paintings were discovered by Juan Jiménez Llamas in 1914, and caused great interest amongst specialists in prehistoric art on account of the huge number of figures and their thematic and stylistic variety. The Minateda paintings are located in five caves. Animal-based hunting themes predominate. They are dated between 6,000 and 1,000 BC. They have the World Heritage designation as part of Mediterranean Prehistoric Rock Art.

Construction:
City / settlement excavation site

Artistic period:
Prehistory

Practical information

Schedule

Closed temporarily for works.


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