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cueva del castillo, Puente Viesgo

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Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
cueva del castillo features the oldest known cave art in Europe, dating back some 40,000 years. An entrance to the cavern that was unavailable in Paleolithic times today gives tourists comfortable access to the cave interior. Nearly 300 drawn figures, of both animals, such as mammoths, and people, decorate the cave walls. This attraction does close for the afternoon siesta. Book in advance on the web site to avoid the lines. Plan to visit cueva del castillo and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Puente Viesgo attractions using our Puente Viesgo tour itinerary planning app.
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  • The cave is in a magnificent setting near Puente Viesgo, with great views and an optional (steep) walk to the castle ruins, which I would recommend. Seeing original, prehistoric cave art is...  more »
  • Our travel agent at Totally Spain pre-booked a tour with an English speaking guide for this cave. The guide was very helpful at explaining the history, discovery, and the art work. The caves...  more »
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  • Amazing cave, both beautiful in its own right and also an incredible glimpse of early history. You need to book tickets for a tour slot in advance, they are excellent value but our guide only spoke Spanish so we didn't get as much from it as we might. We purchased a guide book when we came out to fill in the gaps.
  • Amazing place - caves are truly stunning! Paintings are inspirational and really loved the geology on display. Guides were so good interspersing English descriptions which were really helpful and made the experience all the more memorable.
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