Type of site:
Place of location: La Palombera Reservoir
Municipality: Rionansa (Cantabria)
Telephone: (+34) 942 598 425
The cave is at the confluence of the Rivers Nansa and Lamasón, on the banks of the La Palombera Reservoir, in an area of great beauty. To the south, Peña Sagra, with its evidence of Ice Age glaciers, is the source of the tributaries to the River Nansa. Thick woodland surrounds the reservoir.
Archaeological evidences in the site:
The rock art in Chufin Cave is similar to that of other sites in northern Spain. The exterior engravings are like those at Hornos de la Peña, La Luz and sites in the Nalón Valley (Asturias), such as Torneiros, La Viña and La Lluera. The more unusual interior can be compared with sites such as Altamira, Llonín and La Pasiega.