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Tourists that have been vacationing in Mexico has been immediately charmed with its rich heritage and cultural along with its astonishing natural beauty for decades. Many people are already familiar with the historical sites that are located on the Caribbean coast of Mexico where exploring the pre-hispanic area can be done. What you may not be familiar with is the whole country of Mexico has numerous historical sites that are just as significant and they are worth going too as well such as the cave paintings located near the Islands of Loreto. Loreto’s famed prehistoric art will allow visitors to get a glimpse into the past.

Loreto’s famed prehistoric art

There are several different cave paintings that can be seen in the Sierra de la Giganta Mountains close to the Loreto coastline. Some of the most sought out and famous cave paintings that are over 10,000 years old are located in Loreto, competing with those in Altamira, Spain, and Lascaux, France. The cave paintings were done by ancient locals that lived in the region and these cave paintings are protected by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Loreto’s famed prehistoric art is a great reason why you should vacation in Loreto.

El Vizcaino Desert

In the El Vizcaino Desert is where a few of the important sites and the Sierra de Guadalupe caves where visitors can see some breathtaking cave drawings. The cave drawings show scenes of the men that were doing different activities such as hunting, and visitors will get a clear picture of the life and magic renewal through the drawings. The cave painting meanings may never be precisely known, but they do allow visitors with the chance to see the art and history that is engaging.

Cuevas Pintas

The Cuevas Pintas is about nine miles just west of Loreto, and the drawings include shapes and figures that show the culture of the peninsula people. The white, red, black, and yellow depictions have been a popular visitor site, but with the heavy flooding, the site is unable to be accessed by humans. The government is helping to restore the painted caves, so the public will be able to see and enjoy them very soon.

The Cueva La Pintada and La Pinguica are popular sites that feature painted artwork that has been done on the canyons and the rocks over 10,000 years ago. These are natural art displays. The artists used the cliff for their canvas and they painted a variety of scenes that portray wildlife, many different bird species, reptiles, and images of the humans. These paintings are just amazing.

Would you like to see the cave paintings for yourself? You can do that when you book a guided tour with a tour agency at the Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. The guided tours are extended throughout the year. You will not want to miss seeing Loreto’s famed prehistoric art that is displayed in the caves in the area.

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