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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

Autonomous region:
Cantabria

Province/Island:
Cantabria

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 Oct 15 to Apr 15
From Wednesday to Friday
From 09:30 to 14:30


Public holidays and Weekend
From 09:30 to 14:30
15:30
Closing days: Monday, Tuesday


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,


Closing days: Monday



Closed 1 and 6 January, and 24, 25 and 31 December.


Prices

General: €3
Admission free €1,50
Children 4 12 years
Admission free Children under 3 years
Groups:
Maximo 15 personas   Services: Guided tours Visitors by appointment only (book two days in advance) Last visitors admitted 50 minutes before closing time  

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