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El Pendo Cave

  • Frieze of paintings in the El Pendo cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Frieze of paintings in the El Pendo cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria





39609 Escobedo, Camargo

Telephone+34 942598425

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A cave of monumental proportions

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

It is situated in the heart of the Camargo Valley and measures up to 40 metres in width and 22 metres in height. Special mention should be made of its entrance, which contained up to 600 square metres dedicated to human settlement. It contains a major ensemble of ornamental items associated with early occupation by Homo sapiens. Furthermore, its ‘Frieze of Paintings’ is outstanding. It is a panel measuring 25 metres in length visible from any point in the main hall, containing some twenty figures painted in red. It shows 12 deer, a goat, a horse and various other symbols, all drawn using the contour technique. It dates from around 20,000 BC.

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