Altamira Cave Museum, Cantabria.

It takes 30 minutes to go to the Museum of Altamira from the center of Santillana del Mar Village on foot.

Landscape of the way to the Altamira Museum and a chapel near the Altamira Museum.

Landscape of the way to the museum and a chapel near the Altamira Museum.

Museo de Altamira, (Altamira Museum)

The gate and the main building of Altamira Museum.

The gate and the main building of Altamira Museum.

Altamira Cave Museum

Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Brochure of Altamira Cave Museum

Exhibition Room of the Altamira Cave Museum

Exhibition Room of the Altamira Cave Museum

Displays of exhibition room of the Altamira cave museum.

Displays of exhibition room of the Altamira cave museum.

Displays of exhibition room of the Altamira cave museum.

Displays of exhibition room of the Altamira cave museum.

Moving to the Altamira Cave; Discovered in 1868, the Altamira cave complex has attracted tourists. Because of crowds, body heat and moisture from people’s breath the paintings on the wall were blamed. The cave was completely shut off to most visitors after scientists detected green mold stains on the paintings in the main chamber. A replica of Altamira caves was built in a museum in 2001.

Cave of the Museum

Cave of the Museum

Wall paintings on the ceiling of the Altamira Cave Museum.

Wall paintings on the ceiling of the Altamira Cave Museum.

Description of wall painting on the ceiling, Altamira Cave Museum.

Description of wall painting on the ceiling, Altamira Cave Museum.

Cave of Altamira Museum.

Cave of Altamira Museum.

The ceiling of Altamira Cave Museum.

The ceiling of Altamira Cave Museum.

There are many drawings on the rock face of the ceiling, I was surprised and overwhelmed by them. Great artists were on this land in ancient times.

Great rock paintings.

Great rock paintings.

Great rock paintings.

Great rock paintings.

Going out of the Altamira cave, I was walking around the garden aimlessly.

Garden of the Altamira cave museum.

Garden of the Altamira cave museum.

Discoverer, Lawyer Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and his eight year-old daughter María.

Discoverer, Lawyer Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola and his eight year-old daughter María.

View of Santillana del Mar, from the Altamira cave museum.

View of Santillana del Mar, from the Altamira cave museum.

Flowers from the Northern Spain

Flowers from the Northern Spain

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