The culture commission of Somos Región, a regionalist party, denounces the tourist waste of Mount Arabí.
Recently, members of the political formation Somos Región went to Mount Arabí, in Yecla, a magical mountain that has a history of thousands of years old as can be seen in the cave paintings found in the area or in the remains of an ancient astronomical observatory from the Argaric period, from which we can still find marks on the rocks (known as petrogiflos).Surprised, the party members observed how there was a great lack of signage in the surroundings when they made the tour of said mountain.
Starting as soon as you arrived, you could see some iron poles holding a non-existent sign that should be there and welcome the place.
On the other hand, and already on the route, the first stop that is made is at the one known as "La Cueva del Tesoro", next to the car park.
This cave, which has a rich history thanks to the legend that gives it its name, is completely abandoned, without any signs that indicate where we are and introduce the legend that is told about it.The next stop is at what is known as "Casa del Guarda".
Before arriving, a small, completely blank sign appears on the road, with nothing written on it.
The guardian's house is currently a Nature Classroom, however, this building could have a greater tourist attraction if it were enabled as an Interpretation Center of Mount Arabí, explaining the peculiarities of its flora, fauna and historical remains, as well as others interpretation centers that abound in the country (very few in our Region).Continuing with the tour we arrive at the area where the petroglyphs are found, the existence of posters is totally null.
If you do not go with a guide or someone who knows the mountain and its history, you will hardly discover these ancient enigmatic marks that our ancestors made thousands of years ago.The route is completed with several stops at other points on the mountain such as the Cueva del Mediodía, the Cueva de la Horadada and the Cantos de Visera shelters, where, if you have a good view, you can distinguish the rock art samples found.
, since the perimeter fencing of the shelter area makes you have to observe the paintings from quite a distance, thus belittling the existence of these paintings declared a World Heritage Site.In the surroundings of Mount Arabí there is also a site with remains of an old Roman town and later Arab occupation.
A site that, if conditioned, would further increase the attractiveness of this magical place.Ultimately, this visit shows that there are many things that could be improved, which would help a tourist understand where they are and that would make them enjoy the tour better.For all these reasons, Somos Región, asks the Yecla City Council and the CARM Ministry of Culture, given their incompetence and neglect with our heritage, to get down to work to solve all these details that would greatly improve the tourist attraction that already in itself is Mount Arabí, the only place with the category of Natural Monument in the Region.If We Are Region were in the institutions, it would work so that deposits, monuments and sites like this are perfectly equipped, to make tourists enjoy what they visit and the citizens of the Region of the heritage they have and that the institutions controlled by the parties of Madrid insist on leaving it in oblivion
Source: AgenciasSomos Región