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Hornos de la Peña Cave

  • Etching of a horse in the Hornos de la Peña cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Etching of a horse in the Hornos de la Peña cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
39409 Tarriba, San Felices de Buelna
Cantabria
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305

E-mailreservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

Websitehttp://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com

It one of the most complete ensembles of engravings in the region.

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

It is located on a hilltop and has an arch-shaped entrance. Some of the paintings have disappeared with time but special mention should still be made of its large-scale figures and naturalist concept. The most valuable artistic gem is to be found in the underground area, where you can see drawings of horses, bison, wild bulls, goats, deer, a possible reindeer and a human form with an arm raised and a long tail. The minute detail on all of them is worthy of note, demonstrating a precise knowledge of animal anatomy on the part of the artist. The main technique used is engraving, with both fine and finger-width incisions. There are also examples made using abrasion. These different techniques suggest two different times of creation: one more ancient, dating back at least 18,000 years; another close to 13,000 BC.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Nov 01 to Feb 28

Wednesday to Friday

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Public holidays and Weekend

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Mar 01 to Jun 13

Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Sep 18 to Oct 31

Wednesday to Sunday

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Jun 14 to Sep 17

Tuesday to Sunday

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Closing days: Monday

Guided tours only

Closed: 1, 6 January, 24, 25, 31 December.

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

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