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cueva del castillo, Puente Viesgo

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cueva del castillo features the oldest known cave art in Europe, dating back some 40,000 years. An entrance to the cavern that was unavailable in Paleolithic times today gives tourists comfortable access to the cave interior. Nearly 300 drawn figures, of both animals, such as mammoths, and people, decorate the cave walls. This attraction does close for the afternoon siesta. Book in advance on the web site to avoid the lines. Use our Puente Viesgo vacation route planner to arrange your visit to cueva del castillo and other attractions in Puente Viesgo.
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  • I am an art historian and I loved the visit. In addition to temperature it was better inside the cave that was, the interior is impressive: didn't think it was so large and many of the paintings go unnoticed. Is interesting to imagine how is illuminated and the material that used to paint signs incomprehensible still today; How playing with the shapes of the rocks and the light. In addition to Altamira, these caves are essential to see them artistic and geological.
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  • Good experience despite the fact that I have claustrophobia, but the Guide made me forget the topic. It seemed we were going with the College. Very nice. You have to watch where step because the soil is wet
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  • Very good the guided visit and visit schedules are organized to visit both caves, still having to move between them.
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  • Wonderful experience to be in front of these original cave drawings going back even 40000 years ago! Good visit. Not crowded.
  • To see these 40000! YEARS old original pictures is a unique sensational adventure!!!
  • We loved! Cave beautiful and well-preserved paintings. And workshop with great children, held children's attention during all the explanation. Very profesional🖒🖒
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  • Beautiful cave. 40,000 years ago, the impressive paintings on made hands. Very exciting. Recommend book by telephone at least 1 or 2 days in advance, especially during high season. We had a guide good quality (Susana), explained everything with a simplicity and a passion that excites you. I recommend to combine with a visit to the cave of coins. Beautiful perspective the geological, with breathtaking estalacticas, stalagmites,... And also has beautiful paintings. Highly recommended and a good rain or gets very hot.
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  • You should call before you go just in case, but outside the summer often have site to enter, explanations depend on the Guide and the group, if the Group pays no attention, the guide goes, I have never had problems. Absolutely recommended.
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