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Puente Viesgo

El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo

Contact details

39670  Puente Viesgo, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942598425
Fax.:+34 942598305


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


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.

Caves and tourist mines

Artistic period:

Practical information


From Nov 01 to Mar 31
From Wednesday to 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

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 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


General: €3
Admission free €1,50
Children 4 12 years
Admission free Children under 3 years


Guided tours


WHAT IS THERE NEARBY? (within a 2 km radius)