Serinyà Prehistoric Caves

Address:Carretera C-66, s/n. Serinyà
Price: 5.00 €

The atmospheric Coves de Serinyà, Paleolithic limestone caves, have only been opened to the public in recent years and are still being excavated; to date, they’ve turned up over thirty thousand objects, including evidence of human habitation alongside remains of lions, panthers, hyenas and elephants. Three caves are accessible at present. Finds at Cova d’Arbreda, overlooking the narrow valley, date from between 100,000 and 15,000 years ago, the most significant being flint from southern France; as local flint was too brittle for use as tools, the nomadic cave-dwellers would travel hundreds of kilometres north each year to find other sources of flint. A 200,000-year- old tooth, the oldest human remain in Catalonia (now on display in Barcelona), was found at the Cova de Mollet, at the foot of the slope.The numinous Cova de Reclau Viver at the end of the path has turned up finds, including Bronze Age funeral urns, dating back 40,000 years.

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Centre d'Interpretació de les Coves de Serinyà

Entrada a una de las Cuevas de Serinyà, de la época prehistórica

Painting about the prehistoric life in Serinyà caves

Centro de Interpretación de las Cuevas de Serinyà

À l'intérieur des Grottes de Serinyà, près de Banyoles

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