Contact details

Monte del Castillo
39670  Puente Viesgo, 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 impressive labyrinth of stalactites

Designated World Heritage in 2008

This is the longest cave in the Monte del Castillo area. Its name comes from a cache of coins ("monedas") from the time of the Catholic Monarchs that was discovered inside the cave, one dating from 1563. It runs for 800 metres, although only 160 metres can be visited, and the route provides a wonderful spectacle of stalactites, stalagmites, columns and coloured karst formations. The images are concentrated in a small side hall and comprise groups of different symbols as well as 17 animal figures (horses, reindeer, goats, bison and a bear), dating from around 10,000 BC.

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

Practical information

Schedule

  • 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 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

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

Prices

  • General: €3
  • Reduced: €1,50

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