Chufín Moro Cave is located in a place of unique beauty Nansa river valley. Although the environment is modified by dam La Palombera, its location in an area of cliffs, dense tree line and the constant presence of water makes the visit will become a continued enjoyment

LOCATION
Riclones (Rionansa).
RULES OF VISITS
The cave is open all year round guide service counting. The tour lasts 45 minutes. It is performed in groups of 6 people.
SCHEDULE
During the months of January, February, November and December, Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 to 15:00 h. From 1 March to 14 June and from September 15 to October 31, Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 to 14:30 pm and from 15:30 to 18:00 h. From 15 June to 14 September every day of the week from 9.30 am to 20.00 pm
SERVICES
– Guided tours
ACCESS
Since the CA-181 is taking the road to the town of Riclones, just before reaching the village of Celis. There may be different indications which lead him to the house of the guide who will accompany them, either by boat or by foot to the entrance of the cave.


DESCRIPTION

Chufín Moro Cave is located in a place of unique beauty Nansa river valley. Although the environment is modified by dam La Palombera, its location in an area of cliffs, dense tree line and the constant presence of water makes the visit becomes a continuous enjoyment.
The tour starts at certain times of the year, with a boat trip to reach the entrance of the cavity. Its spacious lobby has witnessed important events makes human occupation about 15,500 BC and even earlier times. From the mouth of the cave had to be a privileged perception of the valley, making it an excellent hunting ground.

Moreover, in this space figures recorded prehistoric dwellers on the rock. Numerous deer, a bison, a possible fish and various signs made, all of them, wide and deep groove, the result of abrasion technique, are concentrated mainly in a panel, under which a small opening gives access to the cavity .

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After touring an area of low ceiling, you can access a wide room whose final part is an artificial lake, a consequence of the reservoir. However, the cavity continues. It is in that room where they are located, on either side, the most striking artistic representations.
For its intense red color highlights red compositions based on ratings made, some of which have been interpreted as representations genitals. In this color you can see horses, a uro, various ratings sometimes arranged in series, a female figure and a deer.

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Inside is, moreover, numerous engravings made either by more or less fine incision and abrasion. The animal bestiary is composed of bison, horses, cattle, deer, goats and at least an anthropomorphic figure, and a wading possible.
The realization of the figures seem to respond to more than a temporary phase. The prints in the hall, and some of the interior, and red-figure datarlos seem feasible at a time prior to the Magdalenian, more than 16,000 BC, although it is not possible to determine the degree of synchrony or diachrony among them. By contrast, the rest of recorded internal groove usually thinner and anatomical detail, are assigned to a later time, around 11,500 BC
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