de la Juventud (Granada) - Tel. 958 025880 / 025853.
Network Country Camp code Type Date start Date finish Age limit
Alliance Spain SVIAN091 RENO 14.07.2008 28.07.2008 18-30
Code: SVIAN091 Year: 2008
Address: State School ґSanto Tomбs de Aquinoґ
Project: RENO - Restoration/renovation
Initial Date: 14-07-2008 Final Date: 28-07-2008
Min Age: 18 Max Age: 30 Places: 10
Description of Workcamp:
REGION.- Region of Andalucнa. Province of Cуrdoba.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK.-
To restore, renovate and enhance the value of the “Covachas
Funerarias de Montoso” (Montoso Necropolis Caves) the following
work will be done:
Clearing of surface vegetation and removal of modern debris
covering the caves.
Removal of surface sediments covering the caves, in order to make
a record and obtain maximum information.
Preparation of interpretative proposals on the functionality, use
and reuse of these caves in the course of history.
Documentation, mapping and restoration of the caves’ value, in
order to open them up to visitors, with appropriate signposting.
Outings and visits: Sierra de Cardeсa-Montoro Natural Park,
Cordoba (Mosque-Cathedral, Old Jewish District, Madinat Al-Zahra,
etc.), guided tour of Montoro (historic quarters, craft makers’
Workshops: digital photography, sports. Urban and environmental
Social evenings. Meetings with local young people. Participation
in the Carmen and Santiago festive days. Roman festive days.
ACCOMMODATION.- In the State School ґSanto Tomбs de Aquinoґ -
Renepуn street, s/n - Montoro (Cуrdoba).
LOCATION.- Montoro is located on a hill above the river
Guadalquivir, 41 Km from Cordoba, beside the Andalusia Highway.
Its strategic location favoured early human settlements back in
prehistoric times, and large villages had grown up by historic
times. This long history can be seen in Montoro and all along the
Upper Guadalquivir in the form of settlements, castles, palaces,
churches, convents, mansions, etc. Thus, because of its
extraordinary landscape and immeasurable historic-artistic
heritage, Montoro was declared a Historic-Artistic Site, being
the first town in Andalusia to obtain this distinction.
The historic-archaeological heritage that is to be worked on is a
set of small caves or artificial grottos dug out of a bank of
sedimentary rock at the end of the Bronze Age, making use of
natural escarpments. They were used as a necropolis in the Bronze
Age, and are found all along the Mediterranean.
TRAVELLING INSTRUCTIONS.- By bus from Cуrdoba (RAFAEL RAMIREZ
LANGUAGES SPOKEN.- English and spanish.
THINGS TO BRING.- Sleeping bag, insulation mat, work clothes,
work and sports shoes, swimwear, sun protectors for (hat, hat,
creams, etc.), flashlight, canteen, backpack, international
sanitary card for the EU volunteers.
EMERGENCY CONTACT.- Direcciуn Provincial del Instituto Andaluz de
la Juventud (Cуrdoba) - Tel. 957 352254 / 352255 - E-mail: