Ramales de la Victoria


Covalanas Cave


Contact details

Monte Pando
Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es
http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com
Tel.:+34 942598425
Fax.:+34 942598305

Location

Cantabria

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

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

Schedule

  • From Nov 01 to Feb 29
  • From Wednesday to Friday

    From 09:30 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Weekend
    From 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:30 PM to 05:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Mar 01 to Jun 14
  • From Wednesday to Sunday

    From 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Sep 16 to Oct 31
  • From Wednesday to Sunday

    From 09:30 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Jun 15 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

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

Prices

  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1.50

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