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Zona Cuevas de Altamira
39330  Santillana, Santillana del Mar, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942818815
Tel.:+34 942818005
Fax.:+34 942840157


Autonome regio:



Tel.: +34 942 81 81 02


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    Werelderfgoed, door de UNESCO afgegeven certificering.


Important examples of prehistoric rock art

The paintings are some 14,000 years old and have the World Heritage designation.

The cave has an irregular shape and is some 270 metres in length. It has an entrance hall, main gallery and side hall, and contains some of the world's finest examples of prehistoric rock art. The drawings are some 14,000 years old and show bison, deer, boar, horses… They are painted using natural, red-coloured ochre and outlined in black. To ensure their conservation, the cave structure and paintings have been painstakingly reproduced, using the same painting techniques, in the Altamira Museum's Neo-cave. Visitors can marvel at the details of the great ceiling with its polychrome bison, and visit the painters' workshop, where they can hear an explanation of the techniques used to create this masterpiece of rock art.

Caves and tourist mines

Artistieke periode:

The town of Santillana del Mar is 2 kilometres away, and offers a variety of historical and cultural attractions.

Praktische informatie


Vanaf 01 May tot 31 Oct
Van Dinsdag tot Zaterdag
Van 09:30 tot 20:00

Van 09:30 tot 15:00
Sluitingsdagen: Maandag

Vanaf 01 Nov tot 30 Apr
Van Dinsdag tot Zaterdag
Van 09:30 tot 18:00

Van 09:30 tot 15:00
Closed: 1 and 6 January, 1 May, 28 June; 24, 25 and 31 December.

Times and admission refer to the Altamira Museum, as the Altamira Caves are closed to visitors.  

Sluitingsdagen: Maandag


Algemeen: 3€
Met korting: 1,50€
Free after 2 pm on Saturday, all day Sunday, 18 April, 12 October, 6 December and 18 May.  


In January 2014 a new research programme of experimental visits was launched, consisting of only one group of five people a week with a museum guide.


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