The rock shelter and its art

Alero Taira is a natural rock shelter situated at the spot where Loa River canyon broadens out from a narrow gorge into a more expansive valley with high altitude wetlands that provide pasture for livestock.

Reaching the shelter isn’t easy. Those who occupied it preferred to keep it hidden from the view of others traveling through the valley. To get there, you must climb up a steep slope, at the end of which the figures painted and engraved onto the canyon walls unfold before your eyes.


The researcher’s perspective

Engraving and painting

Animals and humans on the rocks

Characteristics of the Taira Style