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Tito Bustillo

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Address: Ribadesella, Spain
Phone Number: +34 985 18 51 60
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Cave Painting

The cave art is truly amazing and well worth a visit. Good to know that your ticket gives you access to Tito Bustillo as well as another cave which also has a tour (and 300 steps... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Alex K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The cave art is truly amazing and well worth a visit. Good to know that your ticket gives you access to Tito Bustillo as well as another cave which also has a tour (and 300 steps) plus the museum. Do leave time for the museum, preferably before you visit the cave, as the tour will be all in Spanish and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

A fabulous visit, if you like caves and palaeolithic cave art. There's a 1 -1.5 km walk underground through a tunnel and the dried up channel of an ancient river. Then you are shown the cave paintings, drawings, and engravings. Guided in Spanish. Dress warmly. Tickets from the nearby museum. Advance booking essential, even several weeks in advance. However, if... More 

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This cave was discovered in 1968 by a group of university students and contains paleolithic art spanning thousands of years. The wall paintings are vibrant in colour and display the skill and artistry of Stone Age people living in the area. Well worth a visit.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We lucked into this experience in early April. The cave tour was sold out months in advance so we went to the museum and found it to be an excellent exhibit explaining the finding of the cave and the drawings that were found. While touring, the ticket taker found us and said that they had had a cancellation and we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Spain is littered with caves and ancient rock art, unless you are a professional it is hard to get into some of them and even harder to see things. This museum is great choice for people aren't experts and want to learn, having said that the group of experts I was with seemed to enjoy the experience so perhaps I... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

If you are going to the caves, you need to visit the museum before hand. Lots of pictures and educational videos (some in english, some with subtitles). Gives you a sense of the magnitude of the caves and their discovery. Plus for only 2 euros more you visit the cave. But make reservations well in advance during the summer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Only a few of the 'cave man' painting are available for the public to see which was a little disappointing. Also if you don't speak Spanish the tour guide doesn't speak English also (and no audio kits either).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

As other reviewers have said it is vital to turn up early so that you have time to visit the exhibition which is on the 1st floor in the building where you collect your ticket. We reserved tickets on-line and paid just over 7 euros each when we collected them. If you don't reserve tickets you may have a long... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It is a must to do prior to actually seeing the caves. Very well laid out and most of it is in English as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were fortunate to be the only people in the caves when we visited. Listening to the water drip, looking at the painting, and the general atmosphere took us back thousands of years. It was amazing.

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