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The "Sistine Chapel" of the Cave Art

The "Sistine Chapel" of the Cave Art
Starts from

Bilbao

Duration

16 Hours

Transportation

By Car

Length

288 km

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

History and CultureUnique Locations
Can you imagine a cave with a ceiling full of cave paintings in shades of red and black? On this day's route you can visit the Altamira Cave, in Santillana del Mar, and be amazed by its art.
To continue with the art, you can visit "El Capricho de Gaudí", one of the few buildings of the artist that is located outside of Catalonia.
In addition, you will visit two of the most beautiful old towns in Cantabria: Santillana del Mar and Comillas.
Aldana Chiodi
Aldana Chiodi
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  • Be amazed by the cave art of the Altamira cave.
  • Visit one of the few works of Gaudí outside of Catalonia.
  • Enjoy walking through the beautiful historic centers of Santillana del Mar and Comillas.

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Santillana del Mar and Comillas
Day 1288 km6 km

Santillana del Mar and Comillas

On this one-day route, you will visit two of the most beautiful villages in Cantabria: Santillana del Mar and Comillas. In the first, you will be amazed by the cave paintings of bison on the ceiling of a cave, which they call the Sistine Chapel of cave art. In the second, you'll see a Gaudí building outside Cataluña. You'll also visit two beautiful historic centres with stone and wood buildings. Are you ready for a day of sightseeing?
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