During the Modern Age the privileges conceded by Alfonso II to the Kingdom of Valencia allowed the creation of country estates or manors. One of these estates was La Sarga, which was created by the Descals family.
La Sarga is a hamlet belonging to the municipality of Jijona and is situated at the foot of the Carrasqueta mountain range, in the Canal Valley.
The oldest form of art: the cave paintings at La Sarga
La Sarga is best known for its cave paintings, which are situated near the so-called Mas de la Cova (Cave Farmhouse). They were discovered in 1951. In them you can see the figures of hunters, animals and geometric shapes. The paintings are well preserved and were declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 19 December 1998 and comprise some of the most important examples of post-Palaeolithic art in the Mediterranean basin.