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Covalanas Cave


Ramales de la Victoria

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  • Prehistoric paintings on the walls of the Covalanas cave. Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria

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Covalanas Cave


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Monte Pando
Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria  (Cantabria)


Covalanas Cave


Timetables

From Nov 01 to Feb 28
 Wednesday to Friday
 09:30 to 15:30


Public holidays and [weekend]
 09:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 17:30
Closing days: Monday, tuesday

From Mar 01 to Jun 13
 Wednesday to Sunday
 09:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 18:30


Closing days: Monday, tuesday

From Sep 18 to Oct 31
 Wednesday to Sunday
 09:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 18:30


Closing days: Monday, tuesday

From Jun 14 to Sep 17
 Tuesday to Sunday
 10:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 19:30


Closing days: Monday

Covalanas Cave


Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €1.50

Covalanas Cave


Description

Covalanas cave

This important example of Palaeolithic art was discovered in 1903 and contains some elements that are 19,000 years old. Covalanas cave has been declared a part of our World Heritage. It can only be seen by taking a guided tour, as for conservation reasons only a limited number of people can enter each day. The cave is very small and has two galleries that will envelop you in an atmosphere of mystery. What can you see on your visit? An important series of cave paintings depicting large red figures, 18 of which are hinds –which is the reason this cave is also known as the Cave of the Red Hinds. There are also representations of a stag, a wild bull, three rectangular symbols and small dots and lines. The silhouettes are produced using a very distinctive technique, in which the artist makes a dotted outline with his fingers.

Construction:
Caves and tourist mines

Artistic period:
Prehistory

  • World Heritage certification