LA PEÑA DE CANDAMO CAVE



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Type of site:
Cave and Visitors' Centre

Place of location: Limestone hill 200m above sea level, overlooking the large Nalón Valley. On the road from Grullos to Peñaullán (AS-236).
Village/Town: San Román de Candamo
Municipality: Candamo (Asturias)
Telephone: (+34) 985 829 702, (+34) 985 828 056, (+34) 985 828 351  
Website: https://www.turismoasturias.es/descubre/cultura/arte-rupestre/rupestre-cueva-de-la-pena-de-candamo
E-mail: adl@ayto-candamo.es

Natural Environment:

The cave is located at the top of a limestone hill above the valley of the River Nalón, in a typical landscape of deciduous woodland, meadows, and small villages scattered across the valley.


Regional Archaeological Context:

Nalon Valley host one of the most important concentration of Palaeolithic sites of the Cantabrian Region, with caves and rock-shelters very well known like San Román de Candamo, La Viña, Las Caldas, Lluera I and II, Santo Adriano, El Conde, etc., etc. Ten caves at least preserve rock art manifestations. The labelled “Style of Nalon”, composed of engravings located in the vestibules of the caves and shelters, is very appreciate by archaeologists and rock art supporters. Hinds, aurochs, goats and horses are represented by a very few deep lines carved in the limestone.


Archaeological evidences in the site:

Nalon Valley host one of the most important concentration of Palaeolithic sites of the Cantabrian Region, with caves and rock-shelters very well known like San Román de Candamo, La Viña, Las Caldas, Lluera I and II, Santo Adriano, El Conde, etc., etc. Ten caves at least preserve rock art manifestations. The labelled “Style of Nalon”, composed of engravings located in the vestibules of the caves and shelters, is very appreciate by archaeologists and rock art supporters. Hinds, aurochs, goats and horses are represented by a very few deep lines carved in the limestone.


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Opening Times:

Easter week and from 15th June to 15th Septembre 2017. Closed on Mondays.


Booking and access:

Advance booking required. The minimum age to access the Cave is 7 years. The entrance is free. Before the visit to the cave, one must come to the Center of Interpretation of the Cavern located in the Valdés-Bazán Palace in San Román where they are offered guide tours one hour before the concerted to visit the cave. Visits can be booked at Candamo Town Hall. +34 985828056. // +34 985828351


Nearby cultural destinations:

Los Dolores Chapel, in Grado. Ethnographic Museum, in Grado.


Nearby natural destinations:

La Mesa Royal Road. From Grado, this cart track follows the crest of Porcabezas and La Mesa hills to Torrestío in the Province of León. The Nalón Valley.


Accommodations (Tourism Website):
https://www.turismoasturias.es/organiza-tu-viaje/donde-dormir

Restaurants (Tourism Website):
https://www.turismoasturias.es/en/organiza-tu-viaje/donde-comer