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Chufín Cave

  • Red markings in the Chufín cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Red markings in the Chufín cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
39553 Riclones, Rionansa
Cantabria
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305

E-mailreservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

Websitehttp://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com

Art more than 16,000 years old

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

It is located in the Nansa River Valley, in an area of cliffs with dense vegetation. At certain times of year you can access the cave by boat and there is a small artificial lake inside. The most unusual artistic representations are to be found in this same hall: horses, a wild bull, a deer and a range of female figures drawn in an intense shade of red using contour points.

At the entrance there are figures etched into the rock using the abrasion technique. They represent deer, a bison and perhaps a fish. In other halls there are also a host of animal figures, with bison, horses, deer, goats and at least one anthropomorphic figure and perhaps one long-legged figure. In these cases the lines are finer, suggesting a later creation date. All together, the paintings date from a period between 16,000 and 11,500 BC.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Jun 14 to Sep 17

Wednesday to Sunday

10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Closing days: Monday and Tuesday

Rates

 

General: €15

Reduced: €7,5

Reservations
Telephone: +34 942598425
E-mail: reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

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