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The Cave of El Castillo contains a very well preserved cave art ensemble and an archaeological deposit with a stratigraphic sequence dating back from the Lower Paleolithic Era (about 150,000 years ago) to the Bronze Age (about 6,000 years ago).
Carretera de las Cuevas, s/n, 39670 Puente Viesgo, Spain
One of the coolest things we did during our travels in Spain! The tour, while all in Spanish, was so detailed and thorough, I really felt that I learned a lot and had quite an experience. Just amazing that we could visit these 40,000-year-old cave...More
The caves were beautiful and the paintings were fascinating. However, we could not get an English speaking tour even though we booked well in advance. I don’t think there are any.
And the guide was very rude and unhelpful. He said he would speak in...More
These caves are great, but there is no way to book an English tour, our experience was that there was no English guide, so much of the explanation was lost as the guide spoke very quickly in Spanish. You can buy a book for 10...More
We had a really nice experience in El Castillo and Monedas. We went with our children, and the guides are really nice to children and try do adapt the visit to them. The caves are well preserved and worth a visit!
Although the cave at Altamira is more famous; it is a replica. However, the Cave of El Castillo is the real thing. Guided tours take place in small groups and it is essential to book. The cave is very beautiful and contains the famous hand...More
Visited the cave complex that includes El Castillo on a Thursday in mid June @ around 11.00am and stayed for about 3 hours - not many other tourists visiting @ this time.
The staff were very helpful, especially the young guy who was assigned to...More
Went with my family to see the caves and they were beautiful, I definitely recommend it! The caves are full of drawings from the Neanderthal era that back to 40,000 years ago. The inside of the cave are also amazing to see. You go into...More
Go to both El Castillo and Las Monedas while you are here. El Castillo has a large number of amazing cave paintings from bison to deer to lots of handprints and round circles (practice? moons? so many possibilities). Las Mondedas is a living cave,...More
We didn't make advance reservations, so we didn't have an English guide. Luckily, a member of our small group knew a little Spanish and helped translate. Very uncommercialized. Absolutely amazing to be in the presence of 39,000 year old cave paintings. And only 3 euros...More