Cueva De El Castillo Puente Viesgo

The Monte cerrar con llave caves, located in Puente Viesgo, are un set of 4 cavities. Dos are open to los public: el Castillo and Las Monedas.

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If you great to buy online for the two caves, the intervals between the comienzo of every visit have to be of in ~ least 60 minutes the difference. Mental to it is in at ns box office, situated at los cave of ns Castillo, in ~ least treinta minutes before the start of los first visit to obtain ns tickets from one or two caves.


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Description

 

On ns banks of the Pas River, on its means through Puente Viesgo, montaña El castillo rises up, un cone-shaped limestone hill, which inside hides an intricate labyrinth of caves. These caves were frequented by male at least over the last 150,000 years.

Five of them have imaginative expressions dating trasero to the Paleolithic, specifically in ns Castillo, discovered by H. Alcalde del fluvial in 1903. This cavern has to be researched archaeologically, ns results of which are a reference punto for understanding humanidad development and behavior in Prehistory, in sur oeste Europe.

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The stratigraphic sequence found there, with ns depth that about veinte meters, located external by method of uno shelter, contains evidence of humanidad occupation. Many thanks to its archaeological record, it is possible to determine the environmental conditions, ns flora y fauna, human anatomy, technological development, economic tasks as well together social y symbolic behavior of the last 150,000 years. That is sediments y materials housed there speak the Homo Neanderthal and of Homo sapiens, of glacial and interglacial periods, that cold fauna and temperate fauna, of exactly how hunting was organized, of planning the exploitation and use that the naturalmente resources, of the technical processes connected in working bone, stone and antler, the embellishments as decorative elements as well as for usar in society, the decorated supports as imaginative expression and of sociedad cohesion, as well as a long etcetera.

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The inside of the cave has one of the most unique y important settings in ancient Europe, ns reference point for History. Its over doscientos setenta y cinco figures, all dating espalda to los dawn of ns presence of homo sapiens in Europe, stand for an secret passageway through the origins the symbolic thought, los abstract mind and artistic expression.

The wall surfaces of los almost 275 meters followed by the visitor, where los majority of these creative expressions are distributed, exemplify ns techniques, themes and graphic resources offered by ns artists of the Upper Paleolithic to express ns part that their method of thinking. At present this cave have los most old paleolithic art of the world of at least 40 800 years of antiquity.

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Horses, bison, doe, aurochs, stags, goats, un mammoth, etc., are part of ns catalogue of flora y fauna figures, a varied bestiary representing some of ns animals that lived alongside man. Referrals to los human personaje are many although reduced short, expressed by hand, and with over cincuenta in this cave, castle are un special motif.

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The signs, geometric creates or abstractions abound. Ns so-called dot clouds and rectangular forms, numerous of them facility in composition as result of segmentations y internal filling, are impressive here. Drawings and red, black and yellow paints (applied in assorted manners with a brush, un finger, airbrush, etc.), engravings (in their various versions responding to ns features of los grooves) and at least two sencillo sculptures associated con painting, donar a varied catalogue that techniques.