Cuevas de Tito Bustillo, Ribadesella

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Explore a cave with prehistoric paintings from 22,000 to 10,000 BCE at Cuevas de Tito Bustillo. The site features a network of caves and hollows, with stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and other rock formations. Named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, the paintings and engravings of signs, animals, and anthropomorphic representations make the cave one of the best examples of Paleolithic art in Asturias. See paintings of deer and horses along the cavern walls, as well as ancient kitchen utensils. A maximum of 15 people are allowed in the cave at a time, so be sure to book a tour in advance. Children must be seven or older to enter. Guides may not speak English, so you may want to visit the museum first to get an introduction and some basic information. Take a look at our Ribadesella trip planner to schedule your visit to Cuevas de Tito Bustillo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Interesting both in the sense of the discovery of the cave(s) and the paintings and the history and display of the paintings. Well worth a visit. You can visit both the cave and the museum and I can r...  more »
  • We would have liked to have visited the cave, but despite the off-season we could not have received tickets until 6 days later and unfortunately this is not possible with a private round trip. So it's only worth going to the place if you buy tickets in advance via the Internet and then you can plan exactly that you are there at this very time. Not that I don't understand the policy of cave managers, of course the number of tourists must be strictly limited in order to protect the cave for posterity. Instead of visiting the museum, which is the average for my terms, you should continue the "few kilometers" and see the replica of the Altamira cave!
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  • We only managed to get access to the museum, which was very informative. If you want tickets to the cave, you need to book about a month in advance.
  • The main tunnel of TB is quite long. The horses are the main attraction. Some of the more unusual drawings are in the side caverns which were not acessible on the public tour
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