Cueva de la Graja

23530, Jimena How to get

At the northern end of the Aznaitín massif, in the area known as “la Cimbra”, is the Cueva de la Graja. It really is a shelter 6 meters deep by 6 meters wide, which reaches 5 meters at its highest point. In addition to offering wonderful views from its 750 meters of altitude, this shelter houses rock art manifestations that were made between 2000 and 5000 years before our era. Made with pigments obtained through the mixture of iron oxide, clays and animal fats; the paintings represent rites and pastoral work. Declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1924, the cave can be visited upon request at the Jimena Town Hall.

The great presence of limestone rock and the karst effects mean that in our province there are caves and shelters that served as home for those who inhabited these lands thousands of years ago. La Cueva de la Graja is an example of this; This rocky shelter located at the northern end of Aznaitín at 750 meters high houses manifestations of rock art dating back to between 2000 and 5000 years before our era. The cave can be visited by requesting it in advance at the Jimena Town Hall.