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Las Monedas Cave

  • Horse in the Las Monedas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria

    Horse in the Las Monedas cave © Sociedad Regional de Cultura y Deporte de Cantabria





Monte del Castillo
39670 Puente Viesgo

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305


An impressive labyrinth of stalactites

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

This is the longest cave in the Monte del Castillo area. Its name comes from a cache of coins (‘monedas’) from the time of the Catholic Monarchs that was discovered inside the cave, one dating from 1563. It runs for 800 metres, although only 160 metres can be visited, and the route provides a wonderful spectacle of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and coloured karst formations. The images are concentrated in a small side hall and comprise groups of different symbols as well as 17 animal figures (horses, reindeer, goats, bison and a bear), dating from around 10,000 BC.

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General: €5

Reduced: €3

Children: Free admission

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