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Our day out trip of the month: PARK SERINYA OF THE PREHISTORIC CAVES

May 17, 2011

Park Serinyà of the Prehistoric Caves is a unique approach of the human being when they lived as hunter-gatherers in the prehistory. The park has several shelters or open caves in a slope of travertine rock.

 This park is the best site to learn about the transition from Neanderthal man to modern man in Western Europe. The first archaeological excavations began in 1943 by Dr. Josep Maria Corominas. Currently the excavations are carried out by the University of Gerona and the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia-Gerona.

 It is advisable to complete this tour with the Regional Archaeological Museum in Banyoles, where you can see good examples of objects from the prehistoric caves Serinyà. 

Place:  Parc de les Coves Prehistoriques – Carretera C 66, sin número / 17852 Serinyà                                                                        

Dates: From 16th of September to 15th of July – open every day from 10am to 4pm. Saturdays & Sundays from 11am to 5 pm. From 15th of July to 15th of September– open every day from 11am to 7pm. Closed on Mondays, except in summer. All year open for groups with previous reservation.                                                                                                         

Ticket: 5 € per person.       

Contact details: Phone – 972 593 310, coves.serinya@plaestany.cat , www.plaestany.cat

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