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Soplao and Adventure-Tourism in Santander

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For those that are daring, El Soplao offers a fantastic way to know elsoplaothe depth of the underground world. A route of 2,5 hours in which visitors will travel the galleries of Campamento, the Órgano and Bosque and, among all, walking on the original floor and least accessible zones of the cave. Visitors will be overwhelmed by the variety of formations and the diversity of spaces.

  • The organization provides the adequate equipment for the visit: helmet with a light, suit and water boots.
  • Those less than 12 years old will not be permitted.  (Sigue leyendo.)

MUSEUM OF PREHISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF CANTABRIA

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bisonte-altamira2In the land of large caves decorated with paintings, the Museum of Prehistory and Archaeology of Cantabria has drawn together the material remains from such well-known sites as La Garma, El Castillo, Altamira… Collections of stone utensils and of palaeolithic portable art, carved in bone and antler, make it a reference museum among European museums of its kind.

The Museum also has a display of the development of material culture, from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages, supplemented by a graphic display of ways of life, using multimedia, interactive, scenographic and infographic resources, designed to immerse the visitor in historical development.

Location: Avda. Los Castros, 65-67. 39005 Santander

Information and bookings: Telephone (+34) 942209922 / (+34) 942207107. Fax: (+34) 942207106.

Tariff: Free. Free guided visits.

Situation : Avda. Los Castros, 65-67. 39005 Santander

Information from http://www.museosdecantabria.com/preh/museo.htm

Altamira will open up again

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The Government of Cantabria cast one vote “favorable” to the opening of the cave of Altamira if the report on the conservation status of the cavity that has developed the Center for Scientific Research (CSIC)-and has already delivered to the Ministry of Culture-“leaving a minimum gap” for the reopening.


This was stated today the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport of the regional executive, Francisco Javier López Marcano, who was in favor of “reconcile” the “obligation” assumed “conservation” and “preservation” of Altamira cave paintings and with the “enjoyment” of them by “the more people the better.”

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Cullavera Cave

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At the foot of Monte Pando Cullalvera Cave, has always been known by locals, is part of a highly developed karst complex, approximately 12 kilometers, where the action of water and time on the rock have created a unique cave.

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Hornos de la Peña Cave

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Cueva de Hornos de la Peña is located in the rock known locally as Rock of the Horn. Facing south, the entrance area highlighted in the landscape by its arched form.

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Chufín Cave

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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

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El Pando Cave

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In the heart of Chapman Valley, near town of Escobedo, is this wide cave mouth and vestibule of monumental dimensions. It was discovered in 1878 by Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola. Since that time has undergone numerous archaeological explorations have resulted in the discovery of a large panel of red paint in 1997.  (Sigue leyendo.)

Covalanas Cave

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Covalanas cave, the cave of red deer, is located on the northeastern slope of Mount Pando, above the cavity of El Miron, used as a dwelling place for at least the last 45,000 years.

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Las Monedas Cave

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At the edge of the river Pas, passing through Puente Viesgo, rises the Monte Castillo, a cone-shaped limestone elevation hiding inside a maze of caves frequented by humans during prehistory

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El Castillo Cave

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At the edge of the river Pas, passing through Puente Viesgo, rises the Monte Castillo, a cone-shaped limestone elevation hiding inside a maze of caves frequented by humans for at least the past 150,000 years.

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