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Museo de Altamira (Cueva de Altamira), Cantabria

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
At Museo de Altamira (Cueva de Altamira), learn all about the famous Paleolithic cave art discovered in Altamira. The museum itself houses an exhibit detailing the cave paintings and describing life in Paleolithic Spain. The facility also includes a “neocave"--a reproduction designed to look as it would have when humans inhabited the cave between 22,000 and 13,000 years ago, including accurate replicas of the famous cave drawings. The museum gives tours according to a schedule, so book your spot in advance. Put Museo de Altamira (Cueva de Altamira) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santillana del Mar trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is a fake cave. It was mid October, I didn't book and as there is no limit on entrance numbers I had no problem getting tickets and going straight in. From the size of the large car park I expect...  read more »
  • This summer 2016 was in Cantabria was a good chance seemed fantastic to make the visit, and I recommend anyone who can, do not miss it, is very interesting
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  • While it is not the cave of Altamira, it is attractive for families with adolescents and children, the Museum is very well designed for an illustrative visit. Visitors can determine the time that want to dedicate and is next to a village (Santillana del Mar) very atractivao
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  • I didn't think altamira was horrible and of course you could think that it is amazing. But my opinion is that the museum was pretty boring and most of the writing was in Spanish only. The cave was really cool but it was a bit off putting that it just was a replica and that you couldn't enter the real cave
  • When I went there I felt like I was in the beginning of human civilization. Its an amazing place to witness the beginning of life!
  • What an amazing place! Yes, I know it's a replica to save the original one, but still love it! :) Check this amazing place about our ancestors!
  • It was one of the most disapointing sights during my visit in Spain. You have to wait for about 15 minutes to buy a ticket and another 15 minutes to go inside to see the cave. Except for the cave there were other exhibitions about the stone ages etc., but there were boring as hell. The cave itself is only one big room with some paintings on the ceiling, and descriptions about how it was discovered. I distinctly don't recommend to visit it, in case you have much money and time. It's better to visit the old city of Santillana del Mar, to take some beatiful pictures of the monastry or visit the museum of torture.
  • I was there in 2013. and it was a wonderful experience he didn't go into the actual Caves but the replicas were absolutely amazingbut the replicas were absolutely amazing. The only thing I wish I was there longer.
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