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Cave of El Castillo

Carretera de las Cuevas, s/n, 39670 Puente Viesgo, Spain
+34 942 59 84 25
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Superb caves, helpful, knowledgeable guides - well worth the visit.

Visited the cave complex that includes El Castillo on a Thursday in mid June @ around 11.00am and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BosleyCloud
Amazing place to see!!

Went with my family to see the caves and they were beautiful, I definitely recommend it! The caves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paloma M
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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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).
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Carretera de las Cuevas, s/n, 39670 Puente Viesgo, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the cave complex that includes El Castillo on a Thursday in mid June @ around 11.00am and stayed for about 3 hours - not many other tourists visiting @ this time. The staff were very helpful, especially the young guy who was assigned to...More

1  Thank BosleyCloud
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family to see the caves and they were beautiful, I definitely recommend it! The caves are full of drawings from the Neanderthal era that back to 40,000 years ago. The inside of the cave are also amazing to see. You go into...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was very professional and the cave amazing. Rupestre painting from 30,000 years old. Quite amazing

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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Tips: Go to both El Castillo and Las Monedas while you are here. El Castillo has a large number of amazing cave paintings from bison to deer to lots of handprints and round circles (practice? moons? so many possibilities). Las Mondedas is a living cave,...More

2  Thank visitall50
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

We didn't make advance reservations, so we didn't have an English guide. Luckily, a member of our small group knew a little Spanish and helped translate. Very uncommercialized. Absolutely amazing to be in the presence of 39,000 year old cave paintings. And only 3 euros...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We had a reservation for El Castillo cave & were able to get in on a tour to Las Monedas afterward. El Castillo is a fairly extensive cave complex, and you can see animals and hand prints from 40,000 years ago. Las Monedas has less...More

4  Thank Mary H
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Monte Castillo cave in Puente Viesgo has the oldest known cave paintings in the World (40,800 years old). The visits are about 45 minutes and you are shown just a few of the many paintings the cave hosts. Wear shoes that don't slip but generally...More

3  Thank MoPortu
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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Sister cave to Las Monedas. El Castillo is open for a 45 minutes guided tour, which is in Spanish. Highly recommended to book in advance since the visitor number is restricted on the tours. El Castillo offers spectacular ancient cave art. You will explore about...More

1  Thank North_Mermaid
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This is a truly amazing tour - the guide was lovely very very informative and when she realised we were English took the time to explain each part which was very kind. These paintings are the oldest in the world and its a world heritage...More

2  Thank Sue G
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

My daughter wanted to visit the El Castillo cave to see the Paleolithic art. It was well worth the visit. When can one see what humans were up to thousands of years ago. Talk about getting in touch with one's roots! The tour was well...More

2  Thank paulkoza
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rassors
May 10, 2018|
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Response from paulkoza | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you can reserve. Don't know how. You really don't need reservations unless you want an English speaking guide. The caves are not all that crowded.
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mistycat12
April 2, 2018|
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Response from susanadelrivero |
probably not
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Koro
March 21, 2018|
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
There aren't really any narrow passages. The caves in this complex are fairly large. I would say not claustrophobic.
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