In a few weeks, I will be driving along the east coast of Spain from the Costa Brava to Valencia and then further down to Alicante and Murcia.
And while I am not particularly excited about this "Rock Art of the Mediterranean Basin on the Iberian Peninsula" site, it would be almost unforgivable to drive around this region where there are so many locations and not cross out this WHS.
I just wonder if you have any advice about which sites would be most appropriate, in terms of:
- accessibility (avoiding long hikes if possible)
- signage (nicer if the site if properly indicated from the main roads and easy to find)
- location (as close as possible to the main coast roads. I will be spending a few days in Alicante, so any site in this region and the Costa Blanca would be great)
- interest (obviously, most of the sites seem to be merely undistinguishable strokes and are not very exciting. Any of the 'nicer' locations would be nice)
Looking at the Unesco file of sites in the Valencia Community, almost all 'paintings' are quite unimpressive, except perhaps the 'Cueva de las Aranas del Carabassi'. Any advice on that one or others?
And incidentally, I have noticed that the Unesco site has changed its map, which now only offers 'Satellite' and 'Relief' format, no longer the 'Road' format where we could at least get the place names. This makes it almost impossible to locate any place. In particular, many sites of this seem to be misplaced, as there are a handful of places which are marked in the sea, off the coast of Alicante... Am I missing something?