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The present museum, at 2 km outside Santillana with a large free parking space, was opened in 2001.
It is organized around two main areas; the New Altamira Cave and the galleries dedicated to "The Times of Altamira". In the former visitors can see how the cave looked 15,000 years ago, including the reconstruction of a palaeolithic camp, an archaeological dig, the artist's workshop, a bear pit, and of course, the chamber of the paintings.
The galleries hold a large attractive exhibition about everyday life and art in the upper palaeolithic, the times of Altamira.
All the information and signs in the museum are in Spanish and English.
May to October: Tuesday to Saturday 9.30 to 20.00 h. Sundays 9.30 to 15.00 h
November to April: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30 to 18.00 h. Sundays 9.30 to 15.00 h.
Closed every Monday, 1 & 6/01, 1/05, 16/09; 24, 25 & 31/12.
Price: 3€, reduced: 1.50 €.
Free admission: Under 18 years old, over 65 years old and Saturdays from 14.30 and every Sunday.
The group and guided visit of the new cave takes 20 minutes.
The number of visitors per day is limited.
Advance booking is recommended in July-August.
We visited in June without reservation and had only to wait 10 minutes before getting in the replica.
No photos allowed.
Address: 2 Km outside centre of Santillana
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