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Main attractions

soplao´s Cave

 In the Sierra de Arnuero, between the towns of Valdaliga and Rionansa in Cantabria:

 soplao´s Cave

It is 50 minutes far from the Inn. Discovered at the beginning of the XX century due to the mining in Florida´s mines, its geological interest is so important as its exceptional patrimony of mining archaeology with more than 30 kilometres of galleries, sloping planes and workshops.
The abundant and complex eccentric formations that Soplao´s Cave hoards are what really make the cavity be so beautiful and spectacular.

Cullalvera´s Cave:

In " Ramales de la Victoria" , in the eastern area of Cantabria:

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Cullalvera's cave is a part of a complex of great development, about 12 km, where we can find geological varied and spectacular formations that make us realize of its genesis and evolution, where the action of water and time on the rock have formed an exceptional cave.
Cullalvera is a cavity of big dimensions with a spectacular mouth of entry and surprising accesses that will modify the perception the visitor has about the size of a cave.

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Tour of the cave:

The prehistoric remains found in the cave add great value. Cullalvera contains two types of remains, manifestations of cave art and a small site, both of the Palaeolithic. The cave is singular because it has some of the parietal artistic manifestations.
It is placed 20 minutes far from our Inn, in Ramales de la Victoria village, in the region of the Asón. The cavity, which is part of a set of caves with prehistoric remains, is located close to the urban nucleus of Ramales. The environment of Cullalvera's cave is a magic space since its great mouth of entry emerges from a leafy Cantabrian grove of evergreen oaks of great ecological value.

Visiting Hours

 Open every day except 1 and January 6 and 24, 25 and 31 December.


From November 1 to February 28 from 9:30 to 15:30 (last admission 14:40 h).

From 1 March to 14 June and from September 15 to October 31 from 9:30 to 14:30 (last admission 13:40 pm) and 15:30 to 18:30 (last admission 17:40 h).

June 15 to September 14 from 9:30 to 14:30 (last admission 13:40 pm) and 15:30 to 19:30 (last admission 18:40 h).

Reservations:

 0034 942 59 84 25.


Fax: 0034 942 59 83 05

Altamira´s caves

 In the town of Santillana del Mar, in the western part of Cantabria:

Altamira´s caves 

Declared Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO, it was discovered by Marcelino Sanz de Saotuola in 1879, Altamira's cave is placed in the enclosure of Altamira's museum, in one of the hills that surround the quiet and nice valley where the universal Santillana del Mar is sited.

Puente Viesgo´s caves

 In the region of Pas-Miera, in the central area of Cantabria:

 About 20 minutes fron the Inn we ca find Puente Viesgo village, and in this small rural locality stands Castle Mount, where a set of caves are located with cave art of exceptional value, they can be the second ones in importance after Altamira's caves.
It is about the caves of El Castillo, The second cave discovered was the cave La Pasiega, who accumulates an important number of identical animals and signs at the end of a long corridor, predominating over the painting in broad line and of ochre colour.


The represented animals are deer, bisons, horses, goats and bovids especially, but there often some buck that appears and even a fish.
The Chimneys, call this way because it was first reached by the enormous natural wells that go from the high vault down to the cave. There are black paintings and engravings in the clay. The paintings are naturalistic, though some of them are abstract very similar to those of La Pasiega. The animals (deer, bovids and horses) are schematic and rigid, but very expressive. In a "dressing-room" there is a beautiful deer looking at the right and other more separated two but of similar style.

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Description of the visit:

 

Las Monedas thirdly, called this way because some coins of the Catholic Kings appeared. It is the most spectacular cave in the tourist aspect for its geological formations and the natural colour of its waterfalls with stalactites that exude an unusual beauty.

In the artistic aspect there is a wide variety of animals represented, as horses, reindeers, goats, bisons, deer and an incomplete bear. Nevertheless, its paintings are more monotonous and concentrated since they are black only and with few indications of volume.

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Probably the least known cave among those who form the magnificent set of Puente Viesgo is the cave of La Flecha. It was the last one to be discovered and there is no cave art in it.
The most relevant contribution of this cave is, as it is mirrored on the name of the cave, a series of tops of arrow of Bronze Age that remain in the museum of archaeology and Prehistory of Santander.
This set of caves there has got a great diversity of the cave art of the Superior Palaeolithic, probably the widest of Cantabria, with more than 150 figures of animals and a great number of signs. The testimonies they contain, without being so spectacular as those of Altamira, are practically incomparable and its value so much as site as for its incalculable cave art.

Hours:


Open every day except 1 and January 6 and 24, 25 and 31 December.

From November 1 to February 28 from 9:30 to 15:30 (last admission 14:40 h).

From 1 March to 14 June and from September 15 to October 31 from 9:30 to 14:30 (last admission 13:40 pm) and 15:30 to 18:30 (last admission17:40 h).

June 15 to September 14 from 9:30 to 14:30 (last admission 13:40 pm) and 15:30 to 19:30 (last admission 18:40 h).

Reservations:


942 59 84 25.

Fax: 942 59 83 05

Santillana del Mar

On the west coast of Cantabria in northern Spain:

An essential visit for every tourist visiting Cantabria, Santillana del Mar is undoubtedly one of the towns of most artistic and historical value in Spain, to the point that practically every building is a monument of interest.

Known as "the town of the three lies", since it is neither a "Saint", nor "flat" (llana) and has no "sea" (Mar), Santillana del Mar is the head of a municipality of 4,000 inhabitants largely dedicated to agriculture and livestock and, especially to tourism.

It is impossible to mention Santillana del Mar without also mentioning the Altamira Caves. Described as the Sistine Chapel of cave paintings, these caves probably contain the most famous prehistoric paintings in the world. The discovery of Altamira, at the end of the nineteenth century, sparked a considerable controversy and caused a great deal of commotion in the scientific community at the time, at first reluctant to admit the real antiquity of the paintings (14,000 years). The caves were found by chance in 1868 by Modesto Cubillas, who went on to inform Marcelino Sanz de Sautola, who would become their first great promoter.

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 Touring the villa:

The most famous part of the caves, known as the "Polychrome Ceiling", was not discovered, however, until 1879, during the course of a visit when Sanz de Sautola was accompanied by his daughter María. In the century following the discovery, the mass influx of visitors to the cave began to concern scientists, faced with the possible deterioration of the paintings. This led to total closure in 1979, which was then relegated to controlled closure in the interests of preserving the precious content. Nowadays, access to the caves is highly restricted, which is why the Government of Cantabria decided to build a replica and a museum for the general public.

Although the Altamira Caves are a fundamental part of Santillana del Mar, there is much more to see. Already in the ninth century, the Monastery of Santa Juliana was in existence, and this gave rise to the prestigious collegiate church of Santa Juliana in the eleventh century, the first and foremost exponent of Romanesque architecture in Cantabria. Around the collegiate church and its beautiful cloister, dating from the late twelfth and early thirteenth century, a centre of population sprang up that enjoyed great economic splendour. Proof of this can be seen in the town's sumptuous houses and palaces.


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The Merino and Don Borja towers (today the seat of the Santillana Foundation) figure among the oldest civil buildings in this cobbled town which must be visited on foot to fully admire its beautiful medieval streets and buildings. This is the best way to discover such splendid buildings as the Águila and Parra houses (where the Regional Government has opened an exhibition hall), the Velarde Palace and Tower, the house of Leonor de la Vega, the Barreda, Tage and Villa Palaces and others too numerous to mention here.

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Santillana del Mar is a centre of intense year-round cultural activity in the numerous exhibition halls and museums.

In its medieval cobbled streets we can also find many craftsmen's workshops and savour delicious milk and sponge, the town's traditional afternoon tea.

Nature has also been generous to this municipality, which boasts a magnificent coastline, excellent for fishing or visiting the quiet beaches of Santa Juliana and Ubiarco. Near the capital there is also a lovely zoo, to delight young and old alike.

In short, thanks to its history and natural riches, Santillana del Mar is one of the most attractive spots in Cantabria and one of the main centres for tourism.