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Museo de Altamira

Opens in 2 min: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Worth a stop off

Only one issue - not enough information regarding where to go once you had your tickets. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Very much worth a trip

We just turned up on a whim, no booking, so we’re very pleasantly surprised by what we found... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“original cave”(30 reviews)
“prehistoric art”(10 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Sure the paintings in the Neo cave are reproductions but you don’t have to crawl on your belly to seem - and be responsible for their degradation by doing so. This is a very well put together museum...More

Thank bill w
Reviewed 3 days ago

Easy to get to on foot and well worth the gentle climb The staff were great in the cafe and shop as were the guides. The entrance to the cave was a bit cheesy but the rest was well done. The other exhibitions were really...More

Thank torquoise
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The New Cave section of the museum is a must if you happen to be in this area of Cantabria. A life like replica of the original cabe that is now closed to visitors is a master piece.

Thank FernandoMexico8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum. We first went to the pavillion at the end of the area where reproduction techniques are explained. We then went to the museum itself where we could see not only the reproduction of the caves but a few films, in different places...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is very well done but expect lots of people to view it with you. The cave reproduction is rather cheesy and kind of a let down. The entire complex though is very well done.

Thank LaViajera007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only one issue - not enough information regarding where to go once you had your tickets. We were given our group tickets and then all traipsed off to the caves, only they weren't the caves, signage was a problem. Arrived back at the museum to...More

Thank lulie_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been bowled over by Lascaux in France, we were expecting something along the same lines. Yes - good parking and layout in the museum but very little of any substance apart from the dominating display of Spanish stamps with pictures of cave art on...More

Thank Paula N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just turned up on a whim, no booking, so we’re very pleasantly surprised by what we found. They’ve basically recreated a prehistoric cave full of ancient paintings for you to walk around (in order to protect the original paintings). The attached museum was really...More

Thank Tpw101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to get in without pre-booking. What a find. A UNESCO site in the middle of the countryside. The replication cave is so awesome and authentic, hard to believe it's not the real thing. The museum is beautifully curated, great for students, and...More

Thank PenelopeC2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful site with great replica’s of the original cave, excellent exposition, poor film as an introduction however! The most urgent issue: long waiting because you need a slot to enter. This could be done 1000% better and in every decent museum it is done better!...More

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September 19, 2016|
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Response from Anna T | Reviewed this property |
No, there was just a small line when we were there. It was a pick season.