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Covalanas Cave. Cantabria

Palaeolithic cave art of the Cantabrian Coast (Altamira Cave extension)

Cantabria

Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain


There are 17 caves that represent one of the most important ensembles of Palaeolithic art in Europe.

The UNESCO designated Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain includes sites in the Autonomous Regions of Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque Country. Its 17 caves come together with Altamira Cave to conform this World Heritage attraction. The paintings you can see in them have an average age of 14,000 years and represent the pinnacle of Palaeolithic art in Europe. The number of different caves, the diversity of techniques and styles on display and excellent state of conservation underline the importance of the Cantabrian coast for Palaeolithic cave art. Peña de Candamo cavernAltxerri CaveCovaciella Cave Covalanas CaveEkain Cave  Hornos de la Peña CaveLa Garma Cave La Pasiega cave Las Chimeneas cave Llonín Cave Santimamiñe Cave El Castillo Cave in Puente ViesgoEl Chufín cave El Pendo cave El Pindal cave Tito Bustillo caveAltamira Cave  Monte Castillo - Las Monedas Caves

Palaeolithic cave art of the Cantabrian Coast (Altamira Cave extension)


Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, S/N

39330  Santillana del Mar, Cantabria  (Cantabria)

Email:maltamira@mcu.es Tel.:+34 942818005 Tel.:+34 942818815 Website:http://www.culturaydeporte.gob.es/mnaltamira/home.html
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