The site is in the mountains of the Central System, on the edge of Sierra de Gredos. In the southern foothills of the sierra, the paintings are in the centre of a large granite block.
Regional Archaeological Context:
Schematic art is one of the least common prehistoric phenomena in the province of Ávila. Only three sites are known: Peña Mingovela in Ojos Albos, Canto de Cuervo and La Atalaya in Muñopepe, and Risco de la Zorrera at the foot of Pico Almanzor on the southern slopes of Sierra de Gredos.
Archaeological evidence at the site:
The rock-shelter has a group of paintings distributed in two vertical panels.
Most of the figures were painted in two colours: violet red and light sienna for the oldest paintings and orange red for the more recent ones. We can identify anthropomorphs, several animals and different types of signs (anchor-like and branching shapes, grids, etc.)
Chalcolithic – Bronze Age.
Type of Site: Rock-Shelter
State/Region: Castilla y León
Town: El Raso
Location: Risco La Zorrera
Discovered in 1986 (Ávila) consists of two vertical panels and a third horizontal covering the previous ones. Three phases of execution can be distinguished, the red features predominate in the first, the second emphasizes a human form, and the third includes animal and human figures.
It has been interpreted as representing a temple or altar. It is protected by a fence.
C / Corredera, 8. ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM. Candeleda. 05480 Ávila.
Phone: 920 380 795
House of the Carnage. C / San Segundo, 17. Ávila. 05001 Ávila.
Phone: 920 211 387
Fax: 920 253 717
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Description of the Ethnographic Museum:
Opened in 2012 The Ethnographic Museum of Candeleda was born with the vocation to pay homage to the ancestors of Candeleda and to serve as a tourist attraction more to the people who visit the locality.
Nearby cultural destinations:
Majada de Pastores de Braguillas (100 m)
Freillo Hill-fort (7m by road, 2 km on foot)
Puerto del Pico Old Road (52 km)
Nearby natural destinations:
Sierra de Gredos.
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