Trees of biblical age: The route of the 1000 year old olive trees
Considered a symbol of life, they can live to be 2000 years old: olivetrees. The largest number of thousand-years-olds - including the oldest olive tree in the world, the Farga de Arión, planted in 314 - can be found around Ulldecona in south-eastern Catalonia.
There are 1500 specimens in the region and some of these methuselahs are reached by the Ruta de Olivos Milenarios - passing oil mills and muses. Even older than the olive trees are the nearby cave drawings of the Serra de Godall: about 8000 years ago, Stone Age people carved pictures of animalhuntings and deities with red paint into the rock.