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Candamo de la Peña Cave

  • Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Turespaña

    Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Turespaña

  • Image of a horse in the Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Turespaña

    Image of a horse in the Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Turespaña

  • Image of a horse in the Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Principado de Asturias

    Image of a horse in the Peña de Candamo cavern. Asturias © Principado de Asturias

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
33828 San Román, Candamo
Asturias
Asturias

Telephone+34 985828056 - +34 985829702

E-mailturismo@ayto-candamo.es

Websitehttp://www.ayto-candamo.es/centro-de-interpretacion

Pre-historic art from the Solutrean period.

It is part of the Altamira Caves and Palaeolithic Cave Art in northern Spain declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Although it is difficult to date these prehistoric paintings, discovered in 1914, they are believed to belong to the Solutrean period of the late Paleolithic era, about 18,000 years ago. It is 60 metres long and there are several rooms leading off from the Entrance Gallery. The Engraving room holds the most important panel in the cave: the Wall of Engravings, which is six metres long and eight metres wide. It depicts a complex composition of figures including deer, horses, bison, goats, a chamois and other animals difficult to identify. Various techniques mixing paints and engraving are used. At the end of this room, el Camarín is probably the most spectacular part of the cave. Above a cascade of stalagmites is a wall painting with cattle, horses, a goat and the incomplete figure of a bull. This room also contains the Talud Estalagmítico stalagmite slope, a mural with horse, that also opens out onto the Batiscias Gallery. The Room of Red Symbols contains dotted and line symbols, also other that some people interpret as male and female.

Practical information

 

Timetables

 

Jun 15 to Sep 15

A 11:00 AM

A 12:00 PM

A 1:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

Free admission

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