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for visitors

You should remember that the rock cultural heritage is an artistic and cultural legacy that offers us manifestations of social activities that our ancestors had left for us. The rupestrian cultural patrimony must be protected and treated with respect like all archaeological and historical heritage.

Despite being made on stone, rock art, in general, is a highly delicate product, extremely fragile and easily destroyable. Losing it cannot be repaired. As it is found outdoors, its manifestations are exposed to various natural conditions (erosion, solar radiation, rain or humidity, lichen growth, mineral deposits on the surface of the rock). Many sites disappear in a natural way.

However, the most damaging factor has been (and still is) human activity. That is why, at global level, a series of recommendations have been put forward, when it comes to visiting a site with these characteristics.


So, if you want to visit Toro Muerto,

remember to obey the following rules:



Don't draw any  graffiti

Don't destroy or remove the rocks

Don't climb or step on the rocks

Don't touch the petroglyphs

Don't clean them

Don't make copies of them

Don't pour water on them


Don’t pick up any cultural material from the surface

(e.g., fragments of ceramic, bone or stone tools)


Don't leave any trash

Don't disturb the soil

Don’t stray from the marked path

Don't camp on site

Don't make a noise




Start your visit at the Information Center located in the village of La Candelaria.

There you will find the ticket office to enter the archaeological site, as well as a couple of rooms with audiovisuals that will give you some information about Toro Muerto and other attractions around it.



In this way, all together, we can preserve this wonderful archaeological site

for as long as possible

for all of us and for future generations of locals, visitors, tourists, and researchers.


Photos:                       Petroglifos de Toro Muerto

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