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El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


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  • Paintings inside El Castillo cave in Puente Viesgo. Cantabria

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El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


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39670  Puente Viesgo, Cantabria  (Cantabria)


El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


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
 09:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 18:30


Closing days: Monday, tuesday

From Jun 14 to Sep 17
 Tuesday to Sunday
 09:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 19:30


Closing days: Monday

El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


Prices

General: €3
Reduced: €1,50

El Castillo Cave in Puente Viesgo


Description

El Castillo cave

This cave forms part of the labyrinth hidden in the interior of Monte del Castillo, and is one of the few caves remaining open to the public. El Castillo cave contains one of the most important series of rock paintings and symbols in European prehistory. You'll find examples of cave art from the Acheulean period to the Bronze Age along its 18 metres depth. What can you see on your visit? The oldest Palaeolithic art in the world, and an exhibition of 275 figures. A chance to go through the cave and marvel at its walls marked with 50 symbols and over 180 silhouettes of animals, particularly horses, stags, bison and dogs (relatively uncommon in the Cantabrian area). You'll find the human figure represented in the form of a hand, with over 50 examples. The colours used for the drawings are red, black and yellow.

Construction:
Caves and tourist mines

Artistic period:
Prehistory

  • World Heritage certification