Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira

The Museum offers visitors the opportunity to understand, enjoy and experience the life of those who painted and lived in Altamira Cave. The exhibition “Los tiempos de Altamira "shows the hunter-gatherers at their daily tasks; films, backdrops and cartoons explain how the artefacts preserved and displayed were used. Within the exhibition, the Neo-cave shows what Altamira was like at the beginning of the history of humanity, both as a settlement and as a sacred site


This is a Museum where you will learn about Altamira, the greatest masterpiece of ancient art, as well as our ancestors, their day-to-day life and culture

Visitors can also experience the Palaeolithic technologies through Prehistory and Art workshops and imagine what the area around Altamira Cave was like during the Palaeolithic period seen through today’s landscape.


ACCESSIBILITY

- Completely accesible for people with reduced mobility.

- Secure parking area with reserved car spaces.

- Adapted toilets.

- Sign Languague guides and hearing loop.

- Guided tours with a Spanish Sign Language interpreter.


HOW TO REACH

GETTING HERE

SANTANDER AIRPORT: 30 km from the Museum.

TRAIN (RENFE): Torrelavega station, 10 km from the Museum.

TRAIN (FEVE): Puente de San Miguel station, 6 Km from the Museum.

ROAD: From Castilla y León, motorway A-67; from Asturias and the Basque
Country, motorway A-8 (exit 234 to Santillana del Mar). At Puente San Miguel and Santillana del Mar, follow the sign for Museo de Altamira.


ADMISSION

RATES

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

Free entrance:
Saturdays from 2 pm and Sundays all day.
May 18, International Museum Day.
October 12, Hispanic Heritage Day.
November 16, World Heritage Day.
December 6, Constitution Day.


VISITOR INFO

ADDRESS:
Avenida Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, s/n
39330 Santillana del Mar
Cantabria
Spain

EXHIBITIONS

  • NEOCUEVA

    exposition

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