The Victory Cave

Description

A few metres from the Cueva del Tesoro (Treasure Cave) is the La Victoria cave, an area of high historical value, as for thousands of years it has been a place where ancient inhabitants have lived together and where different cultures have passed through.

The Cueva de la Victoria was a busy burial site during the Neolithic period. Some 13.000 years ago, the silhouettes of several individuals were captured in one of its galleries. Each of them is positioned differently in front of the other, representing the living, as the remains of those who died were placed in the centre of that gallery.

The anthropomorphic typology is the most numerous among the group of paintings, with 67 individuals represented. The majority of the human figures are based on a simple scheme representing the trunk and the upper extremities.

The most striking and peculiar thing about this group of thematic motifs is the tonality they present. It is a colour that originally should have been almost white, although it has now turned to a more yellowish tone.

The vestiges found in La Victoria go far beyond the paintings. Numerous pieces have been recovered and are still on display in the National Archaeological Museum as one of the main Neolithic references on the peninsula.

The experience

The first thing you have to know before living this experience, is that knowing the Cave of La Victoria will allow you to travel back in time in a unique and privileged route.

For the first time in 30,000 years, the Cueva de la Victoria opens to the public and does so through a scientific, informative, cultural and historical tour of two hours where you can contemplate with your own eyes vestiges of the Paleolithic and the Neolithic.

It will be an unforgettable experience, where you will feel the excitement of  active speleological tourism from the moment you put on the equipment we supply for it: front and helmet. From there, the contact with the environment is total, incentives and inconveniences included, but with enormous satisfactions, among which are…

First of all , contemplate the oldest art of the Bay of Malaga from the very point of its creation as well as the archaeological strata where there were the famous harpoons found in the Cueva de la Victoria. In addition, you will be able to see how the residents of the area fed on seafood thousands of years ago.

Among other wonders that are part of the experience, is the Canopy Room, where you can see an authentic funeral hypogeum which is preceded by 3,000 years the famous Egyptian tombs.

The activity keeps a surprise, and that is that the tour begins with the visit to the most unknown area, and closed to the public, of our Treasure Cave ( Cueva del Tesoro).

In it you can see the most emblematic and perhaps known cave painting (which was chosen for the logo of the Treasure Cave),called "the deer" (El ciervo ), and which belongs to the Upper Paleolithic. Few in the world have such a good state of conservation.

It is just a brushstroke of a wonderful trip to the past in which, in chronological
order, we will go from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic without leaving the corner of victory.

Before you take out your tickets, remember. It is an activity typified as Active Speleological Tourism. And, therefore, it is required to be over ten years old and under seventy, also not have any mobility problem, or claustrophobia, as well as doing the tour with mountain or trekking shoes. If you meet all the requirements, do not forget to wear very comfortable clothes. And do not worry about the cold, the indoor temperature is between 18º and 19º Celsius.

Now it does. It’s time to discover!

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