“Art & Death on the Montgó”, an exhibition of the important archaeological discoveries from the Cova del Barranc del Migdia – the cave high on the slopes of the Montgó above Xàbia - is on display in MARQ (the Archaeological Museum of Alicante) until the end of April.
To enable members to learn about what is a very tangible part of Xàbia’s history, the AMUX has arranged a special guided tour by Jorge Soler, the Conservador of Pre-History at MARQ. The excursion is on Saturday 20 April. It includes transport from Jávea and specially priced entrance tickets.
The Cova del Barranc del Migdia holds evidence of some 5,000 years of human history, including funerary ceremonies dating back to the third millennium BC and some of the finest rock paintings to be found in the area.
This prestigious exhibition explains the features of the Cova, the remains that have been found including pieces not shown before, as well as the whole process of excavation and subsequent cataloguing and analysis of the discoveries. A virtual reality simulation allows visitors to experience the interior of the cave, which is almost impossible to visit due to its difficult position high up in the steep cliffs. Much of the information is translated into English.
There will be time for people to visit the rest of the museum, or nearby sites such as the Castle of Santa Barbara, if they wish. Or even go shopping!
The cost of the excursion will depend on the number of people wishing to go, but should about 15 euros each for non-members or 10.00 euros for AMUX members..
To reserve a place, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please put MARQ and your surname in the ‘Subject’ line and indicate how many places you would like.to reserve. You can also leave your name and contact details at the Museum..
Note: AMUX members will have priority if the excursion proves too popular!
We will advise you about 10 days before of the exact cost, itinerary and how to pay.
Click below to access the MARQ website for more information on the exhibition,