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Museo de Altamira (Cueva de Altamira), Cantabria
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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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  • Went to comer.todo very bueno.exelwnte the servicio.volveremos without duda.comimos of Charter .good price
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  • but I do not like the treatment of working alli.podian be more friendly and not to repeat so much that is not allowed to take photos. with once say you it well. and not give the Tin recordandotelo to each momento.menos wrong entry is varatisima.
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  • Essential. You can not miss it. Great recreation of the original cave and a free guide service that makes the pleasant visit.
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  • Interesting experience. I actually liked the fact that original cave is not available to public anymore. For some reason it made people to appreciate more. Respect for reproduced cave space. After, I enjoyed the whole exhibition experience, interesting history of ours. Good reminder!
  • It's amazing to me how people just love to complain. There was some hard engineering in the reproduction of the original cave, I think that's a great attraction by itself. Moreover, the conservation efforts are more important than the whims of people that can't appreciate what is being done. Finally, I really liked the temporary exhibition about the movie Altamira and the audiovisual experience at the museum.
  • Cave museum developed to protect the original finds and explain their significance - quite OK for layman learning, not meant for speleologists. Displays in spanish.
  • 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
  • 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!