Guided tour

Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Paleolithic Art

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Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

Cantabria: El Castillo Caves & Paleolithic Art

Activity provider: EXPLORING CANTABRIA

From US$ 65.93 per person

Discover the caves of El Castillo & Las Monedas, world heritage by Unesco for their cave Art. Enjoy the visit to the village of Puente Viesgo and its Paleolithic Interpretation Centre.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the meeting time. Departure time is calculated from Santander.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Be transporte back to Paleolithic times in this half-day tour
  • Explore the caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas with a guide
  • Visit the new Paleolithic Art Centre of Puente Viesgo
  • Learn about life in Paleolithic time
  • Enjoy a nice walk around the village of Puente Viesgo
Full description
In this half-day tour, you will learn about history, caves, and paleolithic art. In fact, this is an awesome opportunity to visit an authentic cave with paintings from the Paleolithic era. After picking you up at your hotel, we will drive towards Puente Viesgo to explore the famous Caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas, both World Heritage Sites by UNESCO since 2008 for their cave paintings. It will only take us 40 minutes to arrive at El Castillo Mount where these famous caves are located. The visit to the caves is done on foot and by a local guide of the caves (the visit is in Spanish, so should you don't understand Spanish, your tour leader will join you during this visit to translate it into English for you). Each cave visit will take about 50 minutes, you will be surprised by the art legacy our ancestors left us thousands of years ago. Next, we will visit the recently inaugurated Paleolithic Art interpretation center in Puente Viesgo to learn more about cave art. We will also enjoy a nice walk along the village of Puente Viesgo, you will love the views over the Pas River and the Pasiego Valleys.
Includes
  • Tour guide & driver
  • Pickup & drop-off from a hotel in Santander, Torrelavega, or Puente Viesgo
  • Private transportation in a minivan
  • Entrance fee to El Castillo cave
  • Entrance fee to Las Monedas cave
  • Entrance fee to Paleolithic Art Interpretation Centre
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Photography inside

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
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4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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  • Transportation
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  • Value for money
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It is a luxury to know the interior of Cantabria and discover the beauty of the Valles Pasiegos. I have never seen such a bright green in such a unique landscape. The waterfall of the Yera river and the panoramic route to get there is amazing. Looks like New Zealand. Gotta go!

August 20, 2021

September 18, 2022

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Una magnifica experiencia, fantastico.

August 23, 2021

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Product ID: 397181