The municipality of Ponte Caldelas offers numerous prehistoric remains . The most significant are in the parish of Touróndonde is a site of over 150,000 square meters that offers the possibility to visit five rock art sites with engravings . It has a small interpretive center and its archaeological site is one of the complexes outdoor rock art most singular of Galicia . The ancient rock engravings of Naval Martiño Coto das Sombriñas , Laxe das Cruces and Coto da Siribela are a good example.
The free access to archaeological site , and is not subject to schedules. The visit to the center is done when there are guided tours . It is payment and needs to be previously agreed . To arrange guided tours have to call 986 090 300. Price: 2 € . Free admission for children under 6 years .
For the exhibition be provided with shelter clothes and comfortable shoes , because we are in a mountain area . Remember that the light of sunrise and sunset reinforces the perception of the grooves .
The archaeological center of Mount Tourón is a good prelude to learn more about the meaning of the petroglyphs that are deployed throughout the area . In its facilities you will find information about where the petroglyphs are located . You can also see an exhibition on the landscape and settlements in the Neolithic and how our ancestors performed the scenes depicted in the rock carvings . lunchroom The archeological area has a large seating area , conceived as a picnic area with stone tables and a fountain. The area is wooded and is ideal to enjoy its shade after doing the tour in summer..
Station. 1. " Outeiro da Forcadela "
Station which highlights a petroglyph with 2 cups packed concentric circles . It is located opposite the archaeological site and from there you can make out the route of the park.
2. Coto das station Sombriñas Station
which highlights a petroglyph with the figure of ' banderillero ' human figure with upraised arms and missile weapons in the hands against an animal long and drooping tail
Station 3. " Laxe das Cruces "
Station where stands a petroglyph with the figure of a large male deer. In this numerous large and heterogeneous collection of petroglyphs with geometric motifs and naturalists you can see several bowls , circular combinations , trisqueles and swastikas .
4- station Coto da Siribela
Station which highlights the petroglyph ' Orante of Siribela ' a human-like figure with open arms and large hands or maybe wings and endowed with phallus. It is located under a couple of deer , one with large antlers. Besides riding scenes with riders, also it highlights an animal without horns , spiral , circular bowls and combinations.
modern figures of a group of deer made of metal. Cervids remember who inhabited these mountains, in the Bronze Age (III and II BC), and that our ancestors hunted.
5. Naval Station Martiño
Set featuring a hunting scene. a man with legs bent and hands raised with guns in the middle of a large herd of deer appears. It is located in the highest part of the archaeological area and carved on a large sloping rock.
The Archaeological Area of Mount Tourón is a good prelude to learn more about the meaning of the petroglyphs that are deployed throughout the area. These rock carvings are a variety of reasons ranging from geometric combinations to the usual hunting scenes. Interpretation Center enriches the visit.
Access to Archaeological Area is open and free, and can be done after hours of Archaeological Center. The route is fully signposted.
To arrange guided tours: 986 767 235 Price: 2 euros. Free admission for children under 6 years.
To visit the site, you should be provided with warm clothing and comfortable shoes, because we are in a mountain area. Remember that the light of sunrise and sunset reinforces the perception of the grooves.
Tel: +34 986 767 235
Mov: +34 671 585 851