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Rock carvings on La Palma to be preserved and enhanced 

Renovation work is to be carried out at one of the most important archaeological sites in La Palma.

The cultural park of La Zarza-La Zarcita features fascinating rock carvings which were discovered in 1941 and there are nearly 50 panels.

Some of these are covered by moss and lichen and are currently being cleaned by experts.

La Palma Cabildo is now to spend around 60,000 euros to improve facilities for visitors to the area, including the visitor centre which is described as the “gateway” to the whole site.

The cost is being shared with the Canary Government and was announced during an official visit led by the Mayor of the municipality of Garafía, Martín Taño.

The archaeological site is owned by the Government of the Canary Islands and it is planned to improve access to the aracheological zone and the protection of the rock carvings.

Low walls will be strengthened and a pathway of cobbled steps created.

The route of the Cultural Park La Zarza-La Zarcita runs through a spectacular natural landscape.