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Awesome Caves/Excellent Tour

Although much less famous than the Cuevas Altamira, Cueva Covalanas is by far the better visitor... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Richard L
Hong Kong, China
Simply Brilliant

These are real works and not facsimiles. You get up very close and personal. Guide was brilliant... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
Ross B
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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Calle Covalanas n 629, 39800 Ramales de la Victoria, Spain
+34 942 59 84 25
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

Although much less famous than the Cuevas Altamira, Cueva Covalanas is by far the better visitor experience. First, the paintings you see at Covalanas are real 22,000 year old paintings while at Altamira you view a replica cave. Frankly after seeing Covalanas, Altamira was a...More

1  Thank Richard L
Reviewed 14 July 2018

These are real works and not facsimiles. You get up very close and personal. Guide was brilliant. Pack a warm coat as it was less than 15c inside. Contemplate that these works of arts at over 20,000 years are ten times older than the bible...More

1  Thank Ross B
Reviewed 19 June 2018

These caves are absolutely amazing, with paintings on the wall that are over 20,000 years old. You need to book in advance, as only 7 people are allowed to go in at any one time. You have to walk a long way up hill to...More

Thank D0dge51
Reviewed 5 June 2018

The walk up to Cueva Covalanas takes about 10 minutes and is uphill. They run trips every hour which can take 8 people. We walked up one day and waited for the box office to open (which opens 10 minutes before the tour starts and...More

Thank Philippa W
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Really amazing visit. We were shown around by Victoria who was so passionate and knowledgable. It was really interesting listening to her talking about the paintings and making them dance! Thanks for a trip highlight. Worth noting that they don’t take cash payments... so don’t...More

Thank Olivia H
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We turned up have read the TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. We were the only two on the tour which made it perfect. The guide was excellent and we had no trouble understanding his descriptions.

1  Thank Rosemaryat9
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience to walk inside the cave and see original paints from 25000 years ago. The guide was Joaquin and he gave us a fantastic review and explanations...at the end also recomend us a very good restaurant nearby. Don't miss the experience

3  Thank danielbiz
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Only seven people are allowed at one time into this small cave, where you will see very atmospheric cave paintings. Our guide was a very interesting archaeologist who animated the paintings by flickering her torch against the walls of the cave. Stunning! Not only a...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Small group, well guided and fantastic drawings, a real privilege to be able to see this at such close quarters

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I booked on line and I would recommend this as it is a little remote. Joaquin was an excellent guide, expressive and passionate about prehistoric cave art. I had a few problems following the Spanish but it really didn't matter. We were given torches to...More

1  Thank MrsKetchup
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Response from gerlach98 | Reviewed this property |
If you do not have a car, I advice you to go to Rmales de la Victoria and from there it is in walking distance. But please make sure you book a tour ahead of time, cause the guide will only be there if it is booked.
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