SANTILLANA DEL MAR & ALTAMIRA MUSEUM

SANTILLANA DEL MAR & ALTAMIRA MUSEUM


Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes ( approx. )

HIGHLIGHTS • Visit the Altamira Museum and the Neocave  • Walk around the beautiful village of Santillana de Mar • Visit the Museum of Jesus Otero • Visit the Collegiata Church of Santa Juliana • Enjoy some free time for shopping in Santillana SUMMARYYou will visit the beautiful village of Santillana de Mar and you will enjoy some free time for shopping and to visit its Collegiata Church if you wish. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Altamira and its Neocave, which is the replica of the famous Cave of Altamira, declared World Heritage site by Unesco since 1985. TOUR DETAILS • Small Groups (2-8 people) • Departure: 9:30 am - Saturdays • Finish Time: 14:00 pm (approx.) • Pick-up from your hotel in Santander city. If outside the city, please contact us to agree on a meeting place (info@exploringcantabria.com) DESCRIPTION We will depart from Santander towards Santillana de Mar at 9:30 am. This is one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Indeed, it is a medieval village of cobbled streets and old houses dated from the XIV to the XVIII centuries. it is also one of the best-known cultural and tourist centres of Cantabria. We will walk through its narrow streets until you reaching its Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana that you will have the opportunity to visit. We will also give you some free time for shopping prior continuing our trip towards Altamira Museum.The Museum of Altamira houses the scale replica of the “room of paintings” of the Altamira Cave (this is the so-called Neocave).  This cave was declared World Heritage by UNESCO since 1985 due to the quantity and quality of its cave paintings. In fact, it stands as one of the most important pictorial and artistic cycles of prehistoric paintings int he world.After visiting the museum we will return to Santander where we should be arriving at 14:00 pm.