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The Cave of El Castillo contains a very well preserved cave art ensemble and an archaeological deposit with a stratigraphic sequence dating back from the Lower Paleolithic Era (about 150,000 years ago) to the Bronze Age (about 6,000 years ago).
Carretera de las Cuevas, s/n, 39670 Puente Viesgo, Spain
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Unlike better known Altamira where all but 5 lottery winners/ week see a reproduction of the cave, this is a group of caves you can enter to see the actual 40,000 year old cave paintings. Small groups are given a time to enter & are...More
I have visited a number of caves in US, and Slovakia. This cave is quite large and gorgeous even without the prehistoric wall paintings. Despite not speaking Spanish the guide made sure we understood him. The temperature inside the cave and the carbon dioxide are...More
With no car, I had read mixed advice on ease of getting to caves. It is a 45 minutes by ALSA bus to Puent del Viesgo. I called a taxi up from the Gran Hotel as I had not booked tickets. There is a pedestrian...More
We visited the cave today with no prebooked tickets. We arrived at 10.30, bought tickets for 3 euro and joined another 2 couples doing a tour. We always knew the tour would be in Spanish but fortunately for us the guide we had very generously...More
Fascinating cave system, we felt privileged to see this ancient art in its true environment. Amazing cave paintings and hand prints from 40,000 years ago. Although the tour was in Spanish, the guide made great efforts to make sure we understood the key points. It...More
One of the coolest things we did during our travels in Spain! The tour, while all in Spanish, was so detailed and thorough, I really felt that I learned a lot and had quite an experience. Just amazing that we could visit these 40,000-year-old cave...More
The caves were beautiful and the paintings were fascinating. However, we could not get an English speaking tour even though we booked well in advance. I don’t think there are any.
And the guide was very rude and unhelpful. He said he would speak in...More
These caves are great, but there is no way to book an English tour, our experience was that there was no English guide, so much of the explanation was lost as the guide spoke very quickly in Spanish. You can buy a book for 10...More
We had a really nice experience in El Castillo and Monedas. We went with our children, and the guides are really nice to children and try do adapt the visit to them. The caves are well preserved and worth a visit!
Although the cave at Altamira is more famous; it is a replica. However, the Cave of El Castillo is the real thing. Guided tours take place in small groups and it is essential to book. The cave is very beautiful and contains the famous hand...More
Between the Caves and Barcelona is Zaragoza. While we did not get to go there on our last trip, it was on our list because of all the Roman ruins there. You also have Logrono, known for wines and tapas, and I can also... More
Between the Caves and Barcelona is Zaragoza. While we did not get to go there on our last trip, it was on our list because of all the Roman ruins there. You also have Logrono, known for wines and tapas, and I can also highly recommend Burgos ... the cathedral and the area surrounding it were magnificent. If you do go there, I can highly recommend the Palacio de Burgos (NH Collection hotel). If you're going to go via a northern route, you could visit Bilbao with its Guggenheim museum, or San Sebastian which was one of my favorite cities in Spain. I can tell you that the Paradores definitely do not have the most comfortable beds, so I cannot recommend them for that. Enjoy!