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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

  

Category

Cave

Style

Prehistoric
Monte del Castillo
39670 Puente Viesgo
Cantabria
Cantabria

Telephone+34 942598425

Fax+34 942598305

E-mailreservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es

Websitehttp://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/

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.

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

Wednesday to Sunday

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

10:30 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

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