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Museo de Altamira

Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola s/n | Santillana del Mar, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
+34 942 81 80 05
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Interesting and informative - but you don't actually see the real caves

On a day in July it can impossible to Park within 2km. When you arrive you may have to queue for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JamieTree
A must if you're in the area

Only €3 to visit! Very informative exhibition. Plentiful, free parking. We visited on a busy July... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MMMH
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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
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Avda. Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola s/n | Santillana del Mar, 39330, Santillana del Mar, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On a day in July it can impossible to Park within 2km. When you arrive you may have to queue for about 60 mins to buy your ticket. If you do manage it is quite cheap to get in at 3euros and the museum is...More

Thank JamieTree
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Only €3 to visit! Very informative exhibition. Plentiful, free parking. We visited on a busy July morning and had to wait about 40 minutes as entry is in groups every ten minutes. Lovely coffee shop too.

Thank MMMH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is amazing - absolutely fascinating! I could spend hours there. The information boards are very good and the replica cave is amazing.

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been excited to see the caves. It was a real bucket of cold water to discover we were only allowed to see a replica. I totally understand the reason behind it. However, the replica is not impressive, as it's not the real thing....More

Thank mommytravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, everyone needs to know that this a a replica, and tourists haven't been allowed in the cave for years. However, the drawings are brought to life in this replica. The rest of the musem is informative as well. Worth a visit.

Thank velagato
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So long as you realise before you visit ,that what you see is a replica of the original cave it's still worth a visit. We had read up about it previously ,so knew what to expect. After the cave was discovered ,it was visited by...More

Thank BBMANCHESTER
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum does an amazing job of providing information and replicating the actual caves. It was free to seniors and just and amazingly well thought out.

Thank yogiacomo
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I rate how they handled this museum given you can't enter the real cave. Very educational facility they built. Highly recommend. Really inform you of humans throughout time.

Thank TheoA201
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward so much to this visit, being a huge archeological fan, but was somewhat disappointed. We were rather rushed through the cave exhibit. (We WERE a tour group.) But the paintings were awesomely reproduced. The idea that this amazing art was created...More

Thank KathrynR251
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It's cheap to see so it's definitely worth seeing if you are in the area (6 euro for two people). The museum part is interesting showing you the history of the area and the quality of the artwork they discovered is amazing. They give you...More

Thank Jessica H
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plmccalla2016
20 September 2016|
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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.
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