Cave art and the Pasiego Valleys
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Activities

Cave art and the Pasiego Valleys

Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish
Availability: Thursday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas
  • Discover the Puente Viesgo (Town Hall and railway station)
  • Access the ethnographic Museum of Vega de Pas
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscape of valleys and rivers of the Pasiegos fields
What to expect

You will leave Santander at 9:30 am towards Puente Viesgo, a beautiful small village next to El Castillo mount which has four caves with Palaeolithic art declared World Heritage by UNESCO since 2008. You will visit two of these caves: El Castillo and Las Monedas caves.

El Castillo cave contains one of the oldest paintings in the world, dated at least 40.800 years ago. Las Monedas cave contains designs drawn in charcoal dated about 12,000 years ago. It also has an important geologic value due to its geological formations.

After a short visit to Puente Viesgo, you will lead towards the village of Vega de Pas. This small village between the mountains is one of the original pasiego villages and it is where we will stop for lunch.

In Vega de Pas you will also visit the ethnological museum of the Pasiego Villas and you will learn about the traditional way of living of the farmers in this area.

You will also enjoy a scenic drive across the wonderful mountains up to the waterfall which is the birthplace of the Yera river. During this drive, you will enjoy one of the most wonderful mountain landscapes in Cantabria.

Finally, you e will continue our driving towards Santander, but doing another shortstop in the viewpoint of “La Braguía” from where you will enjoy the beautiful views over the Pasiego Valeys and Vega de Pas.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Caves and Museum entrance fees
    • Tour coordinator
    • Transport in Minivan
    • Lunch in a local restaurant
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Child (2-12 years old): reduced
    Where

    Calle Castelar, 49, 39004 Santander, Cantabria, Spain

    Meeting point:

    Tour operator office at C/ Castelar, 49, next to Palacio de Festivales

    You should be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

    What to remember
    • The caves are slick so it is recommended to wear non-slip shoes
    • The average temperature of the cave is 14 ° C, so you should bring a jacket
    • For the excursion to take place there must be a minimum of 4 participants and in case, the group will in not exceed 8 participants
    • The final organization of the tour might change according to the entrance availability for the caves
    • You should bring sunglasses, sun cream, a cap, comfortable clothes, a bottle of water
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    When
    • Thursday at 9.00am
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    Provider
    EXPLORING CANTABRIA
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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