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Museo de Altamira

Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola s/n | Santillana del Mar, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 80 05
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Interesting visit - not expensive

We were staying very close to Altamira so thought we would give the museum a visit. We arrived at... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2014
Steve S
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Not the caves, great museum

I was in Santander and looking for what was nearby. I had been recommended Santillana del Mar and... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2014
AJMacD
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola s/n | Santillana del Mar, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were staying very close to Altamira so thought we would give the museum a visit. We arrived at 10am. There was plenty of free parking inside although there were still a lot of Spanish cars parked on the road outside the gates. It cost...More

1  Thank Steve S
Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was in Santander and looking for what was nearby. I had been recommended Santillana del Mar and then saw these caves were nearby. The caves are not open to the general public for preservation reasons and what you see in the museum is a...More

Thank AJMacD
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Note that though this is a very informative museum, visitors cannot enter the caves. What visitors see is a reproduction of the cave(s) where the prehistoric art exists. To enter an actual cave and see original stone age art, visit Cueva de El Castillo.

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is one of the best presented attractions I have ever been to - must have spent £millions on it. Even if `cavemen` stuff is not your thing, you will be so impressed and so well informed if you visit. Not to be missed!!!

Thank Dudley M
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Historic replica of the Cave of Altamira which was discovered 120 years ago with roof top drawings of bison and other animals. Museum also has excellent educational display material. Controlled timed entrance to the cave ensures that the experience is able to be fully appreciated.

Thank AUS-consultant
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Can't go into the actual caves because of damage to the paintings so I thought I would be disappointed - not a bit of it! This is excellent and brilliant value for money - only around 3 euros to go in and we spent half...More

Thank lizziej1
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The actual Altamira Cave is closed to the public (although we heard that once a month the museum publishes in a local newspaper the opportunity to visit the real cave to a very limited number of people, for research purposes). To preserve the original cave...More

Thank Morella U
Reviewed June 14, 2014

It's just a replica of just a bit of the original. The most convincing part is the physical shape of the cave - the cave mouth and the sloping floor. Some of the twenty or so replica paintings on the roof are hard to make...More

1  Thank ELear
Reviewed May 28, 2014

With the true cave closed to protect it from contamination and decay this 'new' facility contains a stunning recreation of the original complete with videos, displays and museum quality exhibits to thrill and educate the visitor. The new cave chamber and faithful reconstruction of the...More

1  Thank KathIan999
Reviewed May 14, 2014

An extremely interesting museum and reproduction cave. A wonderful way for us to enjoy our history without damaging the original cave. Would recommend visitors read the "Clan of the Cave Bear" book to get a further insight into daily life in that era.

Thank Lyndsay999
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plmccalla2016
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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.
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