There are two: Covalanas and Cullalvera. An experience to enjoy alone or with family
Cantabria is full of caves. Many of them are located in municipalities that are part of our route network. It’s the case of the two that we propose and that you can find in Ramales de la Victoria.
There are two caves that we propose to visit when you go to Ramales de la Victoria. A place with a magical, special flavor, and where you will find much more attractive that we will show you in the next installments of this blog. Today we begin with these two caves that we detail below.
Cave of Covalanas
The cave of Covalanas is popularly known as the red deer cave. It is located on the northeast slope of Monte Pando, above the El Mirón cavity; the latter, used as a place of habitation for at least the last 45,000 years. It was discovered in 1903 by Father Lorenzo Sierra, in collaboration with Hermilio Alcalde del Río, two key figures of archaeological research in Cantabria. Its discovery is part of the origins of prehistoric science and more specifically of Paleolithic art, being the second cavity with Paleolithic art discovered throughout the Cantabrian coast after Altamira (in 1879). Today it is located within the set of prehistoric caves of Cantabria and is aWorld Heritage.
You should know that this cave is closed from January 1 to 6 and also on December 24, 25 and 31. To visit it it is necessary to do it with prior reservation by calling 942 59 84 25 or visiting this website. The maximum capacity per session is 7 people throughout the year. It is essential to wear warm clothes for the visit and present 15 minutes before beginning the visit to get the ticket.
Cave of Cullalvera
The Cullalvera Cave, located at the foot of Monte Pando, is part of a 12-kilometer karst complex. It is a large cavity as shown by its spectacular entrance, with 14 m. wide by 28 m. High. From this emerges a strong and fresh air current that warns the visitor that is going to visit it.
The environment is a magical space. Its mouth is framed by a leafy Cantabrian oak of great ecological value. The transit through the interior of the cave is conditioned for people with reduced mobility, through a walkway of 400 m.
The visit begins with an audiovisual, which explains the landscape, heritage, economic and social features of the Asón region in general, and Ramales de la Victoria in particular.
As in the previous case, this cave is also closed from January 1 to 6 and, also, on December 24, 25 and 31. To visit it it is necessary to do it with prior reservation by calling the same phone or visiting the same website. In this case, the maximum capacity per session is 30 people throughout the year. The conditions to visit it are the same.