Museo Altamira

Neocave

Art at Altamira

The colourful roof surprises us with its bison, horses, deer, goats, and painted and engraved symbols. It is in this part of the cave, scarcely penetrated by daylight, where the spaces of ritual and myth begin. This collection of animals and symbols represents a worldview, the spirituality of the hunters of the Upper Palaeolithic age and the start of our history.

The art of Altamira stands out on account of the quality of its paintings and engravings, as well as for the diversity of techniques and styles, and the collection of art spanning a period of more than ten thousand years. It is the most spectacular embodiment of cave art and constitutes the masterpiece of brilliant painters.



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