Puente Viesgo


El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


Contact details

39670  Puente Viesgo, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
reservascuevas@culturadecantabria.es
http://cuevas.culturadecantabria.com/
Tel.:+34 942598425
Fax.:+34 942598305

Location

Cantabria

Reservations


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

Cave paintings and symbols.

The cave contains paintings of a great many animals, including drawings of dogs, which is not common in this area of Cantabria.

Remains of cave art from the Acheulean period to the Bronze Age are found along its 18 metres depth. The most primitive paintings are the 45 hand prints. There are also 50 symbols and 180 depictions of animals, especially goats. There are also fine drawings of horses, deer and bison, as well as mammoths and dogs. The black paintings belong to a middle period. Coloured paintings, such as the red mammoth, are the most recent.

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

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Nov 01 to Mar 31
  • From Wednesday to Friday

    From 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Weekend
    From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Apr 01 to Jun 15
  • From Wednesday to Sunday

    From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Sep 16 to Oct 31
  • From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday, Tuesday
  • From Jun 16 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    From 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM From 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

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

Prices

  • General: €3
  • Admission free €1,50

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