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Barbarita Mar 14th, 2004 11:30 AM

Altamira Cave museum in Santillana del Mar
 
Has anyone visited the museum since it is impossible to get into the caves themselves? I will be visiting there on Holy Friday, April 9 and wonder if I should buy tickets online or wait till we arrive. How much time is needed to see the museum? Thanks for the help.
Barbara

car Mar 15th, 2004 03:22 AM

Barbarita
I went there two years ago and found a very good job. There are two parts in the museum one is the museum itself and the other one is a copy of the caves.
Both are impressive and really put you in the times of Altamira.
I visited the caves some 25 years ago and the museum and cave copy are a better visit. Apart from the other ones been the original ones.
You will need 2/3 hours for the visit and do not wait until your get there or you risk waiting for many hours or even not visiting that day.

festival Mar 16th, 2004 07:33 PM

Where online do you get tickets for the museum? Do you have a web site address, thank you.

car Mar 17th, 2004 04:05 AM

festival
www.bancosantander.es
not easy to use, I think I called directly the museum and they booked them on the phone with my ID and they hold it till one hour before. No bookings for Sundays.

Maribel Mar 17th, 2004 05:50 AM

Barbarita,
You can also try purchasing your tickets here. Tickets still available for April 9. Click on date then choose your session.
https://www.bsch.es/Altamira/jsp/Fra...jsp?valor=BSCH

Barbarita Mar 17th, 2004 02:57 PM

Thanks I bought my tickets online for the earlies time because from there we will visit Santander for the day. We are staying 2 days in Santillana del Mar.


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