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El Castillo Cave

  • Interior of El Castillo Cave. Cantabria © Turespaña

    Interior of El Castillo Cave. Cantabria © Turespaña

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
39670 Puente Viesgo
Cantabria
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305

E-mailreservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

Websitehttp://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/

Prehistoric paintings and symbols.

It is part of the Altamira Caves and Palaeolithic Cave Art in northern Spain declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cave contains paintings of a great many animals, including drawings of dogs, which is not common in this area of Cantabria.

Remains of cave art from the Acheulean period to the Bronze Age are found along its 18 metres depth. The most primitive paintings are the 45 hand prints. There are also 50 symbols and 180 depictions of animals, especially goats. There are also fine drawings of horses, deer and bison, as well as mammoths and dogs. The black paintings belong to a middle period. Coloured paintings, such as the red mammoth, are the most recent.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Nov 01 to Feb 28

Wednesday to Friday

9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Public holidays and Weekend

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Mar 01 to Jun 13

Wednesday to Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Sep 18 to Oct 31

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

 

Jun 14 to Sep 17

Tuesday to Sunday

9:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Guided tours only

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

Rates

 

General: €3

Reduced: €1,50

Reservations
Telephone: +34 942598425
E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es
Website: http://www.culturadecantabria.com

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