Contact details

39609  Escobedo, Camargo, 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

A cave of monumental proportions

Designated World Heritage in 2008

It is situated in the heart of the Camargo Valley and measures up to 40 metres in width and 22 metres in height. Special mention should be made of its entrance, which contained up to 600 square metres dedicated to human settlement. It contains a major ensemble of ornamental items associated with early occupation by Homo sapiens. Furthermore, its "Frieze of Paintings" is outstanding. It is a panel measuring 25 metres in length visible from any point in the main hall, containing some twenty figures painted in red. It shows 12 deer, a goat, a horse and various other symbols, all drawn using the contour technique. It dates from around 20,000 BC.

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

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Nov 01 to Mar 31
  • Friday From 09:30 to 15:30
  • Public holidays and Weekend From 09:30 to 14:30 From 15:30 to 17:30
  • 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 Tuesday 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

Services

Guided tours

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