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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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Extremely well set out and informative displays

The caves you see are mock ups of the real thing to conserve the originals. But so we'll done that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stotticus
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Amazing!

My husband and I visited the museum in October which was perfect because there weren't so many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cristina A
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Valencia, Spain
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
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 yesterday

The caves you see are mock ups of the real thing to conserve the originals. But so we'll done that you soon forget that. We spent a fascinating morning here. The cave drawings are quite special. There's plenty of parking, most displays are in English,...More

Thank Stotticus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the museum in October which was perfect because there weren't so many tourists like during the summer months. We just had to wait 5 minutes for a guided tour....which I definitely recommend. Without the guide it is hard to understand...More

Thank Cristina A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to discovered a little part of our antecesors. It is quite cheap...only 3€. You can choose a free visit or with guide (I recommend this one and it is for the same price) It's amazing learn how they lived and their paints. I...More

Thank anacerveromedina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum with the history of the area and the people and how the cave was discovered--plus timed guided tours through the "new cave" a mock up of the real cave, rightly now closed to the public to preserve it. The paintings are well recreated--and...More

Thank Jesse K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a world class attraction to see prehistoric cave paintings. To protect the real painting a complete replica has been set up . This is a major work and Spain is to be congratulated. The paintings are colourful and use the shape of the...More

Thank RL K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a brilliant museum, replicating the caves thus saving them from destruction. All the displays were interesting and accessible for adults and children alike. Its free if you're retired!!! Drinks in the cafeteria were reasonable too.

Thank Patricia O
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Obviously seeing the real thing would be better, but this is a great compromise. The neocave is really well done. My 2 kids, 8 and 12, both were interested and enjoyed the visit. Very cool!

Thank 841nikki
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A nceocave made to the same scale as the original cave (over which we may have walked!). Great exhibition of copies of bison paintings. 3 year waiting list to enter the original cave.Fully accessible museum and neocave. Free to those over 65 with a copy...More

Thank dritherdon
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Thank goodness they stopped visitors going into the original cave, it was causing serious damage. They have made a very impressive replica and the rest of the museum is effective and interesting. We visited the Cuevas di Monte Castillo later in the day and another...More

Thank Janedo47
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Interesting to visit especially since the real caves only allow a few people during the year. But although the museum is fine and informative, the re-created caves and paintings leave me with a strange feeling (not real= fake). So maybe visit some lesser known caves...More

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plmccalla2016
19 September 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.
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