Ex-03 14 th ICRC 2024 Altamira, Museum, World Heritage Site

Ex-03 Altamira, Museum, World Heritage Site

Tour-Id, Excursion Title: Ex-03 Altamira, Museum, World Heritage Site and Santillana del Mar medieval village
Difficulty: Low. Touristic day.
Duration:              (Total) 9 h.
Highlights: Paleolithic art.

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

With a minimum of 30 interested people, we will organize a bus for a good price. Demand is already high.
Please note: Since March 2015, there has been a strict access rule of five people per week. Therefore, we cannot offer a visit of the cave.

We will visit the Museum, which is close to the cave, where there is a replica of the prehistoric cave.

Departure Time, Meeting point: 9:30, parking at the Sport Center.
Return Time: 17:00 h.
Max. Number of Participants: 50 pax.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 22’57 «N, 4° 7’13» W
Access: From Ramales de la Victoria it is necessary to take Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, west of Santander.
Description: It is renowned for prehistoric parietal cave art featuring charcoal drawings and polychrome paintings of contemporary local fauna and human hands. They earliest paintings were made 36,000 years ago. The artists used charcoal and ochre or hematite to create the images, often diluting these pigments to produce variations in intensity and creating an impression of chiaroscuro. They also exploited the natural contours of the cave walls to give their subjects a three-dimensional effect.
Costs: 20 € (Bus, tickets not included 3 €).
Food / Drink: On behalf of the participant in Santillana del Mar organized by the host, at your own expense.
Accommodation: Not included. Not necessary, return to Ramales de la Victoria.
Transfer: Available by bus. Included in the price.
Links: Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira (Homepage)

Restriction of only 5 persons a week, see last paragraph:






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