Cave of Altamira
Not coincidentally declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985, the Spanish cave of Altamira caves are famous for their rock paintings of the Upper Paleolithic depicting wild mammals and human hands. Not to be missed for lovers of culture, the Altamira cave consists of a series of interwoven passages and rooms, where archaeological excavations in the quarry floor have revealed rich deposits of upper Solutrean art (about 18,500 years ago ) and lower Magdalenian (between 16,500 and 14,000 years ago). With the cave of the bison and the world's most famous masterpieces of prehistoric art, the cave of Altamira (which among other things, in 2008 the name was changed from Heritage Caves of Altamira in Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain after the addition of 17 other caves) are a must for anyone coming to visit in this beautiful Spanish town. It is no coincidence that these beautiful works of Picasso provoked astonishment.