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One of the coolest things we did during our travels in Spain! The tour, while all in Spanish, was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A little frustrating

The caves were beautiful and the paintings were fascinating. However, we could not get an English... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fran B
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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
+34 942 59 84 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

1  Thank jrh888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank WYD_Pilgrims
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

1  Thank Demelza2018
Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

4  Thank BosleyCloud
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Paloma M
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Our guide was very professional and the cave amazing. Rupestre painting from 30,000 years old. Quite amazing

1  Thank Host_Salciccium
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Tips: 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

4  Thank visitall50
Reviewed 15 May 2018

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

1  Thank Deb T
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10 May 2018|
Response from paulkoza | Reviewed this property |
I suppose you can reserve. Don't know how. You really don't need reservations unless you want an English speaking guide. The caves are not all that crowded.
2 April 2018|
Response from susanadelrivero |
probably not
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21 March 2018|
Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
There aren't really any narrow passages. The caves in this complex are fairly large. I would say not claustrophobic.