Museo Altamira

Visiting the Cave of Altamira

Entrada de la Cueva de Altamira

From 2002, access to the cave of Altamira has been restricted to a small number of people in the fields of conservation and research, and visitors are no longer admitted to the cave. The Altamira National Museum and Research Centre Trust agreed, in 2010, to maintain these access restrictions and keep the cave closed to all visitors. It also agreed to conduct a research programme with an emphasis on preventive conservation, studying the possibility of establishing a system to allow public access in a way compatible with the conservation of the Palaeolithic cave paintings.

Official communication from the Ministry (December 2010)



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