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We visited the cave today with no prebooked tickets. We arrived at 10.30, bought tickets for 3 euro... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kris W
via mobile
The real thing

Fascinating cave system, we felt privileged to see this ancient art in its true environment... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike B
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Liss, United Kingdom
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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).
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Carretera de las Cuevas, s/n, 39670 Puente Viesgo, Spain
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the cave today with no prebooked tickets. We arrived at 10.30, bought tickets for 3 euro and joined another 2 couples doing a tour. We always knew the tour would be in Spanish but fortunately for us the guide we had very generously...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating cave system, we felt privileged to see this ancient art in its true environment. Amazing cave paintings and hand prints from 40,000 years ago. Although the tour was in Spanish, the guide made great efforts to make sure we understood the key points. It...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

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 September 5, 2018 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 August 22, 2018 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 August 22, 2018

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!

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Reviewed August 9, 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 July 8, 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 July 3, 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 July 3, 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
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pringlerc
October 21, 2018|
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Response from Fran B | Reviewed this property |
I believe they were open approximate 9-5 but not sure. They do sell out and would suggest buying in advance. Biggest issue for us was not being able to find an English tour and we don’t speak Spanish
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rassors
May 10, 2018|
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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.
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mistycat12
April 2, 2018|
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