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Museo de Altamira

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Museo de Altamira

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Santillana Del Mar & Altamira Museum
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Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola s/n, 39330, Santillana del Mar Spain
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Craux wrote a review Feb 2020
France7 contributions
Fantastic, interesting and fun. The cave is a replica of the real cave, the museum is a great place to visit
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Coen W wrote a review Feb 2020
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands312 contributions28 helpful votes
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 interesting and gave a great insight in how these paitings were established many years ago ...
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sand wrote a review Dec 2019
33 contributions3 helpful votes
We deeply enjoyed Museo de Altamira: the exhibition is scientifically very solid, updated, attractive for all kinds of audiences. You learn a lot and it is not overwhelmingly large. The guided visit to the Neo-cave itself is outstanding. I strongly recommend you do it as part of a guided tour: these folks really know their stuff and they are very good at answering any question you might have about the paintings, the cave, the people who made them. All the staff is super helpful. Even the shop is great, with lots of interesting and pretty options if you need to take home something reminding you about your visit of a site important to the whole of humankind.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Angela María C wrote a review Nov 2019
Cali, Colombia58 contributions11 helpful votes
The Altamira Caves Museum is a very quiet place, full of history, which is also very well told by the guides. Admission for seniors is free. Personally, I think it was convenient to make a replica of the original caves, as many people attend and this was causing considerable deterioration. These caves must be a world heritage site and it is imperative to take good care of them. Whoever wants to visit the original caves can do so by a raffle. Once a week a group goes with a guide to the real caves. It is worth knowing this museum.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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marjaterttu2016 wrote a review Oct 2019
Espoo, Finland139 contributions33 helpful votes
You can enter the replica of the original Cave of Altamira near Santillana del Mar in the National Museum of Altamira. The original cave discovered in 1789 was closed for visitors in 2002 as the breathing began to destroy there the paintings of which oldest date back some 36 000 years. So a replica exactly like the original cave with exactly the same drawings was built. Not only the cave is interesting to visit as the museum is full of old relics, pictures and videos explaining how the prehistoric people lived, hunted, fished etc. This fantastic place got its Unesco World Heritage listing on 1985. About the tickets: At least the pensioners get in free.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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