Rock Art, Beach of Fornelos

Archaeological Sites

Inserted in a small cove, the Fluvial Beach of Fornelos is worth a visit in itself, but here we also find an interesting set of rock art inscribed on reddish rocks. Dated from the Bronze Age, more specifically between the 3rd century BC and the 8th century BC, this set of engravings carved in two cliffs rises a few meters above the sand. We are able to glimpse serpentine motifs, schematic zoomorphic figures with an emphasis on deer, cup marks, horseshoes and furrows opened in the rock, believed to represent a hunting scene. Take the opportunity to visit the Pias Salineiras here, probably dating from Roman times or the Middle Ages, which were intended to collect salt from sea water. Walking along the beautiful beach to Montedor, you can also visit three windmills and the Montedor Lighthouse.


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