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Interesting museum and caves

We were keen to find out more about the prehistoric cave painting. Museum was very informative... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
halfhide2016
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Nairn, United Kingdom
Wonderful Cave Drawings, a 4+

You've got to go see this if you are interested in cave drawings. This portion of Spain is riddled... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
NVJudie
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Pahrump, Nevada
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Pinturas rupestres para los amantes de la Historia. Museo muy interesante.
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Carretera Piconera, Ribadesella, Spain
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+34 902 30 66 00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were keen to find out more about the prehistoric cave painting. Museum was very informative, mostly in Spanish but some in English. Good views from the cafe on the roof. There was no spaces left on the tours of the caves with the paintings...More

Thank halfhide2016
Reviewed 28 May 2018

You've got to go see this if you are interested in cave drawings. This portion of Spain is riddled with cuevos, some of them are Unesco sites. We have no pics because the light damages the drawings. Plus, you may not want to go on...More

2  Thank NVJudie
Reviewed 30 March 2018

Altamira is well-known as the site of spectacular cave art, although the original paintings cannot be visited for conservation reasons, but not many people have heard of the Cueva de Tito Bustillo where you can see the real thing, albeit on a smaller scale, in...More

Thank LeNoudeGaia
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This attraction was not over advertised in the region.. we walked over from our hotel - unfortunately no places on tour of caves with the palaeolithic are available so we opted for the other caves which were the geological formation. The museum/ exhibition was superb....More

1  Thank Jo62Bloggs
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Tour in English was not available so the nice guide gave us her private "pre-tour" which was above and beyond anything required. She is a font of info, the cve is a fascinating piecve of history about it and its paintings (15000 years old, so...More

1  Thank breggie
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

It is kind of neat if you can go on the day when it is free (Wednesday). We booked in February for a trip in August. Then visit the lovely museum of art in Oviedo and contemplate 20,000 years of art! On hot days caves...More

Thank Roland L
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed these caves. Although tour was in Spanish, the guide gave us a summary at end in English which was great. Tour groups are small and you need to book in advance but well worth it.

Thank HelenOHC
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Having booked in advance we arrived at the museum an hour early. Not enough time to explore all the displays and videos. But they let you back in after the visit. My 85 year old father decided not to go down the cave. Just as...More

1  Thank Sallyabroad
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This museum does a fabulous job of both presenting and articulating this UNESCO world site, from it's discovery through its evolution to the present day. Wednesdays are free, and while we visited in February,we were still afforded a tour to one of the large caves...More

Thank Celeste H
Reviewed 8 October 2016

You need to book the visit ahead, otherwise you may not be able to get inside as the number of people allowed inside is restricted. The guides are really knowledgeable and will tell you great deal about the prehistoric art and the discovery of the...More

Thank NatyP9
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66jen
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Hi, At first choose your language,in the main page you see VISITS,press enter choose TYPE OF VISITS,press enter and choose VISIT TITO BUSTILLO CAVE, when you press enter you will read PREPARE TO THE VISIT and you look for... More
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Robby G C
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Sorry for the delay in answer. I just see your question today. You have to plan for around one hour to one and a half depending of your interest. The visit to the caves itself is around half an hour but if you plan to visit... More
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