Ramales de la Victoria

Covalanas Cave

Contact details

Monte Pando
Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942598425
Fax.:+34 942598305



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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


An major ensemble of Palaeolithic art

Designated World Heritage in 2008

It was discovered in 1903 and contains drawings that date from 19,000 years ago. It has two galleries linked by a common exterior shelter. It has an outstanding set of rock paintings, featuring a series of red figures located in the right-hand gallery. They are of a considerable size; 18 of the paintings are of deer, and there is also a stag, a horse, an auroch, a hybrid-type figure, three rectangular symbols and various small dots and lines. The figures are distinctive for their technique, with a stippled outline made with the fingers.

  • Construction: Caves and tourist mines
  • Artistic period: Prehistory

Practical information


  • From Nov 01 to Mar 31
  • Friday From 09:30 to 15:30
  • Public holidays and Weekend From 09:30 to 14:30 From 15:30 to 17:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • From Apr 01 to Jun 15
  • From Wednesday to Sunday From 09:30 to 14:30 From 15:30 to 18:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Sep 16 to Oct 31
  • From Wednesday to Sunday From 09:30 to 14:30 From 15:30 to 18:30
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Jun 16 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 09:30 to 14:30 From 15:30 to 19:30
  • Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1, 5-31 January, 24,25,31 December.


  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1.50


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