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Altamira National Museum and Research Center

Altamira National Museum and Research Center / Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira

Cultural Route
  • Prehistoric Rock Art Trails
Country
  • Spain
Member Category
  • Cultural Institution / NGO
  • Museum
  • Heritage Site
Member Status
Individual
Year of Accession to Membership
2008
Contact Details
Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, s/n
ES-39330 Santillana del Mar

Tel: +34 942 81 80 05
Website: www.museodealtamira.mcu.es
Email: direccion.maltamira[at]mecd.es
Contact Person
Pilar FATÁS (Director)
Main Town/Region
Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)
Site Town/Region
Santillana del Mar (Cantabria)
Main GPS Location
43.377409, -4.122336
Site GPS Location
43.377409, -4.122336
UNESCO World Heritage List
Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain (1985) (whc.unesco.org/en/list/310)
European Heritage Label
N/D
Other Heritage Labels
N/D
Description
The Cave of Altamira is one of the most important Palaeolithic rock art site in the world, with hundreds of rock art figures of many different kinds dating from a period between Gravettian (about 23,000 years ago) and Magdalenian (13,000 years ago).
The National Museum and Research Center of Altamira features a replica of the original cave. It is a National Museum of Spain under the Ministry of Culture and Sport.
Logos/Pictures
Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación de Altamira

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