Altamira Museum is a place for research, conservation and dissemination of Prehistory. Its cultural offerings are aimed at all audiences and designed to learn, experience and enjoy the life of those who lived and painted the Altamira Cave.

Visiting Hours
From May to October:
Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30 am to 20.00 pm
Sundays and holidays from 9.30 am to 15.00 pm
From November to April:
Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 to 18:00 h.
Sundays and holidays from 9.30 am to 15.00 pm
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Every Monday of the year
1 and 6 January
May 1
24, 25 and 31 December
Holidays 2009
9 and 10 April
July 28
August 15
15 and 16 September
December 8

General admission: € 3
Reduced admission: 1.50 €
Annual card: 25 €

Free Entry
Saturdays from 14.30 pm and Sundays all day.
18 April, World Heritage Day.
18 May, International Museum Day.
October 12, Dia de la Hispanidad.
December 6 Constitution Day.


Altamira Museum is a center for conservation, research and dissemination of the Cave of Altamira and the Prehistory.
Meet Altamira, the first art of mankind, is the main attraction of the visit.
Altamira Cave, the permanent exhibition “The Times of Altamira”, which includes the Neocave, cultural activities, workshops prehistoric technology, spacious surroundings of forest and meadows up the offer of the Museum.


Cave of Altamira
Altamira Cave is a cultural milestone in the history of mankind. The discovery of the paintings of the Altamira Cave in 1879 by D. Marcelino Sanz Sautuola meant the discovery of Paleolithic rock art, and its most spectacular.
Bison, horses, deer, hands and mysterious signs, painted and engraved, are the expression of the inhabitants of the cave 15,000 years ago during the Upper Palaeolithic. Altamira Cave is a World Heritage Site since 1985.

The exhibition is organized in two areas, and Altamira Neocave rooms devoted to “the times of Altamira.
In the Neocave the visitor can learn how it was Altamira, a place of the Paleolithic, 15,000 years ago. In the halls of the museum offers a compelling and thought-provoking exhibition about everyday life and art during the Paleolítco Superior, the time of Altamira.

The Neocave
The Altamira Neocave offers visitors the chance to experience the beauty of rock art and the habitat of its inhabitants. It is a rigorous and exact reproduction of the cave and its paintings, based on scientific knowledge and conducted with the most modern technology.

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