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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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The New cave is a reproduction of the original which a lucky few can enter a drawing to be chosen... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SojurnSal
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Very Interesting - but not The Original

Before my visit I was surprised that the "cave" would be open to visitors - but when I visited I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
peetajohn
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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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

The New cave is a reproduction of the original which a lucky few can enter a drawing to be chosen to actually be taken into the original cave. When you buy your ticket you are given a time slot to see the video presentation and...More

Thank SojurnSal
Reviewed 4 days ago

Before my visit I was surprised that the "cave" would be open to visitors - but when I visited I realised that the museum was a reproduction of the cave!! But, no complaints because it is extremely well done - you feel as it you...More

1  Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 6 days ago

The caves of Altamira have been closed to the public since the great amount of visitors caused deterioration of the drawings. Now you can see replicas of the drawings. The museo de Altamira shows very good replicas of the drawings in a great setting. You...More

Thank Leny R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good exhibition. Most of it free, just the cave restoration is 3 euro each and requires registration You could skip it if you cannot make the cave and just see the rest

Thank AviKessel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If we had known when joining the queue that it would take 2 hours to get to the front of the line to just buy tickets, and that we would then have to wait a further hour and a half to then be actually allowed...More

1  Thank willendintears
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with our children aged 7 and 9 on a Monday in August. Queued outside in the rain for nearly an hour for tickets at 11:30. We were given an entry time to the caves of 2:30, so we had lunch in the cafe which...More

Thank Adam P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a wet Saturday afternoon and we're pleasantly surprised to find that entry is free on a Saturday afternoon. We had two hours to wait until our appointed visit so went to visit Santilllana Del Mar. Having previously visited the caves in Dordogne,...More

Thank Annerees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I (we are Americans) visited the museum on July 7th, 2017 and had a very unpleasant experience. The museum is really a children's exhibit. It contains almost nothing of the recent breakthroughs in archeological discoveries or recently discovered history. The tour of...More

1  Thank Cityvista
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sure, the NeoCave is what everybody comes for. But the rest of the museum is very interesting as well, with educational videos and decorative sets. Even our 4y old son who does not speak any Spanish or English was very entertained. Two Very Important Tips:...More

1  Thank RobV1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dont go!!! Waste of time!!! Long lines and than wait again and again. No wonder children below 18 dont have to pay.

Thank YARIV S
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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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