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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.

Caves and tourist mines

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Practical information


From Apr 16 to Oct 14
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 09:30 to 14:30
From 15:30 to 19:30

Closing days: Monday

From Oct 15 to Apr 15
From 09:30 to 15:30

From Saturday to Sunday
From 09:30 to 14:30
From 15:30 to 17:30

Closing days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Closed: 1 and 6 January, 24, 25 and 31 December. Advance booking necessary


General: €3
Reduced: €1.50



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