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Las Chimeneas Cave

  • Stag in the Las Chimeneas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Stag in the Las Chimeneas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria





Monte del Castillo
39670 Puente Viesgo

Telephone+34 901 111 112 (información turismo de Cantabria)


A legacy of engravings on clay

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

Discovered in 1953, it has various panels of macaroni-type engravings, made with the fingers on clay, with animals and non-figurative motifs. Over several different galleries, communicated via limestone chimneys, there are black paintings, representations of animals and quadrangular symbols. The only engraving that is not done using the macaroni technique is a bovine figure with short horns. Two of the figures (a deer and a symbol) are dated 13,940 and 15,070 BC respectively.

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Visitas guiadas previa cita concertada.



General: €3

Reduced: €1,5

Children: Free admission

Guided tour. By prior appointment.

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