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Covalanas Cave

  • Deer in the Covalanas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Deer in the Covalanas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
Monte Pando (Ramales de la victoria)
39800 Ramales de la Victoria
Cantabria
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305

E-mailreservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

Websitehttp://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/covalanas-esp/

An major ensemble of Palaeolithic art

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

It was discovered in 1903 and contains drawings that date from 19,000 years ago. It has two galleries linked by a common exterior shelter. It has an outstanding set of rock paintings, featuring a series of red figures located in the right-hand gallery. They are of a considerable size; 18 of the paintings are of deer, and there is also a stag, a horse, an auroch, a hybrid-type figure, three rectangular symbols and various small dots and lines. The figures are distinctive for their technique, with a stippled outline made with the fingers.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Oct 25 to Feb 28

Tuesday to Sunday

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Saturday

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Confirm schedules at https://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/covalanas-esp/horarios-y-tarifas/

 

Mar 01 to Jun 14

Tuesday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

 

Jun 15 to Sep 15

Tuesday to Saturday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

 

Sep 16 to Oct 24

Tuesday to Saturday

9:30 AM to 2:00 PM

3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Public holidays and Sundays

9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Reservations
E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es
Website: http://https://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/reservas/

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