Set of paintings of cave painting of the Post-Palaeolithic of the type ‘schematic painting’, in shelters and stony places, in a small valley of steep slopes and abundant vegetation.

The technique used in the paintings is simple and uniform. In general it shortens to plain colours and lineal strokes, usually in red and ochre, as well as in white, what is quite normal in Las Batuecas. As subjects of the paintings, the lines and spots predominates, also anthropomorphic and zoomorphic (human and animals shapes), sometimes creating scenes, with a clear naturalistic tendency in the case of Las Batuecas.

The lack of written documents until the end of XVIII century about Las Batuecas, and its geographical juncture to one of the most remote villages of Spain helped to create different legends spread by literature and popular tradition.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Archaeology site
Construction:
Cave painting
Historical Period:
Neolithic, Chalcolithic

Address

Valle de Las Batuecas. La Alberca. 37624 Salamanca.

More information

Oficina de Turismo of Alberca (La)

Address:

C/ La Puente, nº 9. La Alberca. 37624 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 923 415 291

Fax: 923 415 035

Email: turismo@laalberca.com

Oficina de Turismo of Salamanca

Address:

P/ Mayor, 32. Salamanca. 37002 Salamanca.

Teléfono: 902 302 002 / 923 218 342

Fax: 923 263 409

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Opening hours

  • Monday to friday: book visit in advance (Tf. 923 415 291)

Tickets

3.5 €

Remarks: Only for groups.

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