COVETES DELS MOROS

Bocairent, Valencia



Covetes dels Moros


These are a group of cave-windows, or man-made caves with holes in the shape of windows, which were carved into the side of a rock escarpment. Situated on the right hand side of Fos Ravine they are only 300 metres from the town’s old quarter. They are made up of about fifty windows that give access to as many chambers, and there are nine other windows, which are incomplete. The windows are dispersed along three different levels but without actually forming regular “floors”. Throughout the ages there have been numerous interpretations concerning these cavities (ancient funeral chambers, granaries, a Visigoth monastery), although the caves are difficult to date due to the lack of archaeological finds, inscriptions or other data.


 


 


 


 


 


Copyright images: Alesc Comunicació, J.Antonio Bernat, Blai Vanyó y Vicente Muñoz.

ADDRESS
46880
Bocairent, Valencia
CONTACT
Pilar Esteve
962905062
bocairent@touristinfo.net
PERIOD
901-1000
CATEGORIES
Caves Rocky landscape
MORE INFO
ATMOSPHERE: Interior. Caves.
ACCESS: On foot from the Town Hall Square.
RESTRICTIONS: Pets, babies, backpacks, pregnant or elderly people.
PARKING: No.
NOISES: No.
HOURS: From Tuesday to Friday: 11-14 h / Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11-14 / 16-18 h (winter) and 16.30-19 h (summer)
PROPERTY: City Council.




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