Ex-05 14 th ICRC 2024 Cueva de Covalanas

Ex-05 14 th ICRC 2024 Cueva de Covalanas, World Heritage Site

Tour-Id, Excursion Title: Ex-05 Cueva de Covalanas
Difficulty: Low. Touristic cave.
Duration:              (Total) Round trip 2 hours.
Highlights: Paleolithic art.

UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.

Departure Time, Meeting point: At your own expense: one hour before the visit.
Return Time: 30 min.
Max. Number of Participants: 6 pax/group.
GPS Coordinates: 43° 14’36 «N, 3° 27’12» W
Access: From Ramales de la Victoria it is necessary to take the N-629, direction Burgos. At km 188 of this road (just 2 km from Ramales) the detour that leads to the cave car park is located on the left. From here, you go up a pedestrian path of about 600 meters that leads to the visitor service point, located at the mouth of the cave.
Description: 2km from the Cullalvera cave and in front of the Pico de San Vicente, is the Covalanas cavern. This cave, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2008, is a paradigmatic case due to the contemporaneity and homogeneity of its rock representations.

Epoch: Its chronology, difficult to fix absolutely, seems to date back to an ancient phase, around 20,000 BC.

The technique used is the dotted or slimy line, also present in the El Pendo cave. The hinds, the aurochs and a horse represented are of great realism and beauty, as they are endowed with movement. They were made 25,000 years ago and represent the oldest manifestations of this pointillist art that consists of applying the dye on the walls with the finger or with a tampon. The visit takes place through a narrow corridor that allows you to see the paintings from a short distance. They present an exceptional state of conservation, getting to observe the artist’s fingerprints.

Visiting Hours: Mid-season: From 1st march to 14th June and from 16th September to 22nd October.

– CLOSED on Monday.
– From Tuesday to Saturday open from 9:30 am to 14:00 pm and from 15:00 pm to 18:30 pm.

Tours: 9:45 am, 10:50 am, 11:55 am, 13:00 pm, 15:20 pm, 16:25 pm and 17:30 pm

Costs: 5 €
Food / Drink: Not necessary.  At your own expense. Return to village.
Accommodation:  At your own expense.
Transfer: By foot. if you want to visit Cullalvera and Covalanas you must book a visit with one hour between each visit for the trip.
    Difficulty: None.
    Walk time to the cave: From Sport Center to cave 30 min.
    Time in cave: 40 min.
    Temperature in cave: 12º C.
    Equipment needed: Nothing.
    Cave map: See appendix.
Links: Homepage:


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