El Chufín Cave


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  • Interior of El Chufín cave. Rionansa, Cantabria

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El Chufín Cave

El Chufín Cave


From Jun 13 to Sep 16
 Wednesday to Sunday
 10:30 to 14:30
 15:30 to 19:30

Closing days: Monday, tuesday

El Chufín Cave


General: €15
Reduced: €7,5

El Chufín Cave


El Chufín cave

The cave of El Moro Chufín stands in an exceptionally beautiful landscape in the valley of the River Nansa, in an area of cliffs. At certain times of the year you'll be able to visit the cave by boat and go as far as the small artificial lake concealed inside. The lake is at the end of a spacious chamber which is accessed through an area of low ceiling. The El Chufín cave has been declared a part of our World Heritage. What can you see on your visit? Art dating back over 16,000 years. At the entrance to the cave you'll find figures etched into the rock using the technique of abrasion, and representing stags, bison and possibly fish. You'll find the most eye-catching paintings in the lake chamber: horses, a wild bull, a stag and a female figure all painted in an intense red colour.

Caves and tourist mines

Artistic period:

  • World Heritage certification