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Museo de Altamira, Santillana del Mar

World heritage site · Specialty Museum · Museum
At Museo 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. Our Santillana del Mar route planner makes visiting Museo de Altamira and other Santillana del Mar attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Just amazing, it is somthing that every body have to see, you can see things from the human hisotory that make you to realizenow old the aorld is  more »
  • Fantastic, interesting and fun. The cave is a replica of the real cave, the museum is a great place to visit  more »
  • We much enjoyed a visit to this replica and museum. Access is easy and as a tall person it is great to have the opportunity to see cave pictures in an easier environment. The exhibition was also very....  more »
  • A small but complete museum that displays a replica of the famous Paleolithic cave paintings. In addition to the paintings, there are displays of human development in this part of Europe, along with abundant interpretation of community and family life of people from the time. The museum can be visited in about an hour.
  • Worth traveling from anywhere in the world just to see these creations and to contemplate those who came before us. I’d like to live in this cave. I have a new installation of my own to contribute
  • A little disappointed, this is a majour human historic landmark and while they have kept true to the site with the replica it lacks atmosphere and is an oportunity lost to really bring the stone age ancestors reality to life.
  • Even though the neocueva is a replica, it has been done really well. They also give you a bit of historical background and information on how it was made.
  • It’s ok to learn about the history of Altamira. You will not access any real cave, only the replica of Altamira and look through a peephole to the stalagtites cave... the museum and take about how the replica was made is ok... worth the money...

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