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Altamira Cave museum in Santillana del Mar

Altamira Cave museum in Santillana del Mar

Old Mar 14th, 2004, 11:30 AM
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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.
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Old Mar 15th, 2004, 03:22 AM
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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.
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Where online do you get tickets for the museum? Do you have a web site address, thank you.
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Old Mar 17th, 2004, 04:05 AM
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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.
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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
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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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