The origins of the first settlers of la Vall date back to prehistoric times, the clearest evidence of which is the Pla de Petracos Cave Sanctuary, a Neolithic site that consist of four shelters with macro-schematic figures 7,000 year-old, macro-shematic figures, now declared UNESCO World Heritage.

There are other cave representations to be found at the Seguili shelter and in Macano cave; and there are prehistoric remains at the Lladres and Meravelles caves and Iberian vestiges and settlements in Aixa and the Marge Llarg.

But, if Vall de Pop should stand out for anything, it's due to its Arab cultural inheritance. All of the villages that make up La Vall were originally Muslim hamlets. Following the conquest of James I, a period of forced coexistance began which was to end in conversions and finally expulsion in 1609.

Another cultural peculiarity is the heritage from the Balearic Islands left by the Balearic settlers following the expulsion, which can be appreciated in the language and particularly in the tradition of sausage-making.

The whole length of the valley is witness to the ethnological heritage of its rural and agricultural architecture. Most notable are the lands dedicated to growing grapes and the houses with their typical riu-rau construction dating from the times when the raisin trade was developing in the 19th century. Of particular interest is the heritage of dry stone constructions, deriving from the cultivation of the almond, carob and olive trees in large expanses of terraced mountainside as well as the lime ovens, wells, watermills and irrigation channels that all help you to understand how the natural resources of la Vall de Pop have been used to advantage throughout history.

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