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Museo de Altamira

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Interesting copy

Even if we knew we were looking at copies of the real thing, my friends and I were impressed with... read more

Reviewed December 12, 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Very interesting

Great value for money, take the guided tour otherwise you are a little lost, it costs the same but... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2018
Ibiza, Spain
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I could have spent all day in this place. I love history and this place has some serious history. To be able to go back to the time when we were living in caves and painting them was incredible. To have them still be vibrant...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NataliaO732
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Even if we knew we were looking at copies of the real thing, my friends and I were impressed with the museum. It was informative with signs in English. And we admired the reproductions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coellum
Reviewed December 11, 2018

A chance to discover the Sixtine Chapel of the Prehistory in a quite accurate replica calles the “Neocave”. Interesting exposition about life in Prehistoric times. If you happen to be near on Friday, better be at the gates at 9:30 am because visitors who enter...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank María V
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Great value for money, take the guided tour otherwise you are a little lost, it costs the same but will give you explanations of each of the drawings. Make sure you walk round to the actual cave which is outside where you can see where...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shreivissa
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I learnt a lot from the tour about history and cave art. Not so busy when we were there in November, but still have to be in time for your allocated tour and video. About 1 hour to get through without rushing too much. Good...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Oponz
Reviewed October 20, 2018

It's a shame that the caves of Altimira are no longer accessible to the general public but definitely better that they be preserved. The museum is a good compromise with an excellent recreation of the paintings that exist in Altimira. There is a wing in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dridr
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We wish we could visit the actual caves but of course we can't so this is a wonderful alternative. This museum has wonderful replicas of cave paintings but also many exhibits that show the processes of the paintings and information about the discovery. We really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janny45
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Sure the paintings in the Neo cave are reproductions but you don’t have to crawl on your belly to seem - and be responsible for their degradation by doing so. This is a very well put together museum...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bill w
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Easy to get to on foot and well worth the gentle climb The staff were great in the cafe and shop as were the guides. The entrance to the cave was a bit cheesy but the rest was well done. The other exhibitions were really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank torquoise
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The New Cave section of the museum is a must if you happen to be in this area of Cantabria. A life like replica of the original cabe that is now closed to visitors is a master piece.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Anna T | Reviewed this property |
No, there was just a small line when we were there. It was a pick season.