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A rare gem. An amazing experience to see the first human art up close. My only criticism is the... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Tickets for a tour of the caves became available the morning of our visit, which was lucky for us... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2018
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Carretera Piconera, Ribadesella, Spain
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

A rare gem. An amazing experience to see the first human art up close. My only criticism is the lack of commentary in any language other than Spanish. The Spanish speakers were enraptured but as I have no spanish I felt a bit left out.

Thank W M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Tickets for a tour of the caves became available the morning of our visit, which was lucky for us as this was a highlight of our trip to Asturias. We felt like we had traveled back in time. As other reviewers have noted, be sure...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Fortunately we booked the cave tour well in advance as we were advised to do on the website. We walked from our lodging to the caves in the pouring rain, one wet kilometre. We checked in at the museum first and had a look at...More

Thank Sandgrown
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We were keen to find out more about the prehistoric cave painting. Museum was very informative, mostly in Spanish but some in English. Good views from the cafe on the roof. There was no spaces left on the tours of the caves with the paintings...More

Thank halfhide2016
Reviewed 27 May 2018

You've got to go see this if you are interested in cave drawings. This portion of Spain is riddled with cuevos, some of them are Unesco sites. We have no pics because the light damages the drawings. Plus, you may not want to go on...More

2  Thank NVJudie
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Altamira is well-known as the site of spectacular cave art, although the original paintings cannot be visited for conservation reasons, but not many people have heard of the Cueva de Tito Bustillo where you can see the real thing, albeit on a smaller scale, in...More

Thank LeNoudeGaia
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This attraction was not over advertised in the region.. we walked over from our hotel - unfortunately no places on tour of caves with the palaeolithic are available so we opted for the other caves which were the geological formation. The museum/ exhibition was superb....More

1  Thank Jo62Bloggs
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Tour in English was not available so the nice guide gave us her private "pre-tour" which was above and beyond anything required. She is a font of info, the cve is a fascinating piecve of history about it and its paintings (15000 years old, so...More

1  Thank breggie
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It is kind of neat if you can go on the day when it is free (Wednesday). We booked in February for a trip in August. Then visit the lovely museum of art in Oviedo and contemplate 20,000 years of art! On hot days caves...More

Thank Roland L
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed these caves. Although tour was in Spanish, the guide gave us a summary at end in English which was great. Tour groups are small and you need to book in advance but well worth it.

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10 April 2017|
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Response from Alida S |
Hi, At first choose your language,in the main page you see VISITS,press enter choose TYPE OF VISITS,press enter and choose VISIT TITO BUSTILLO CAVE, when you press enter you will read PREPARE TO THE VISIT and you look for... More
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24 November 2015|
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Sorry for the delay in answer. I just see your question today. You have to plan for around one hour to one and a half depending of your interest. The visit to the caves itself is around half an hour but if you plan to visit... More