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From Santander: Santillana del Mar & Altamira Museum Tour

Product ID: 192417
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Explore the beautiful village of Santillana del Mar followed by a visit to Altamira Museum and the replica of the famous Cave of Altamira.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pick up from your accommodation in Santander
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the neocave, a replica of the cave of Altamira
  • Discover the village of Santillana del Mar
  • Enjoy some free time for shopping in Santillana
Full description
Depart from Santander at 9:30 AM and head to Santillana del Mar, a beautiful village of the Middle Ages. This village with is one of the best-known cultural and tourist centers of Cantabria. You will enjoy a walking tour along its cobbled streets until you reach its Plaza Mayor where you will see the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana. There you will visit the museum of the local sculptor Jesús Otero. Afterward, you will have some free time to visit the Collegiate if you wish and do some shopping around.

Afterward, you will head to the Altamira Museum. This museum houses a scale replica of the 'room of paintings', the so-called Neocave. This cave was declared World Heritage by Unesco in 1985. To protect its preservation, it currently allows only 5 people to visit it per week and this is the reason they created this replica from the cave. The cave is a natural cavity in the rock, with paintings dated from 35,600 years ago and it stands as one of the most important pictorial and artistic cycles of prehistoric paintings int he world.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Santander
  • Transport in a minivan
  • Entrance fee to the Altamira Museum
  • Liability insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink
  • Other entrance fees

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for people with mobility restrictions due to the cobbled surface of Santillana del Mar
Customer reviews
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Value for money
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Product ID: 192417