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Cave Art & the Pasiego Valleys

Enjoy this great day visiting the Caves of El Castillo and visiting the Pasiego fields


Day tour to visit the famous caves with rupestrian art of “El Castillo” and “Las Monedas” in the morning and to enjoy a scenic drive around the impressive landscape of the Pasiego Valleys in the afternoon. 

89.00 € / person
44.50 €/child . children (3-12 yo)
  • Duration: 9 hous approx.
  • Small Groups (2-8 people)
  • Puente Viesgo Caves and Ethnographic Museum
  • Languages: Spanish, English


  • Visit caves of El Castillo and Las Monedas 
  • Visit Puente Viesgo (Town Hall and railway station) 
  •  Visit the ethnographic Museum of Vega de Pas
  • Enjoy the spectacular landscape: valleys and rivers of the Pasiegos fields


  • Departure time: 9:30 am
  • Finish time:  6:00 pm (approx.) 
  • Pick-up from your city hotel. If outside the city, meeting at C/ Castelar, 25 -39004 Santander, bus stop next to Hotel Vincci Puertochico.
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89.00 € / person TAX included
Children (3-12 yo):
44.50 € / child TAX included children (3-12 yo)

TOTAL: 89.00 €
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We will leave Santander at 9:30 am towards Puente Viesgo, a beautiful small village next to El Castillo mount which has four caves with Palaeolithic art declared World Heritage by UNESCO since 2008. We will visit two of these caves: El Castillo and Las Monedas caves.

El Castillo cave contains one of the oldest paintings in the world, dated at least 40.800 years ago. Las Monedas cave contains designs drawn in charcoal dated about 12,000 years ago. It also has an important geologic value due to its geological formations.

After a short visit to Puente Viesgo we will lead towards the village of Vega de Pas. This small village between the mountains is one of the original pasiego villages and it is where we will stop for lunch.
In Vega de Pas we will also visit the ethnological Museum of the Pasiego Villas and we will learn about the traditional way of living of the farmers in this area.

We will also enjoy a scenic drive across the wonderful mountains up to the waterfall which is the birthplace of the Yera river. During this drive, you will enjoy one of the most wonderful mountain landscapes in Cantabria.

Finally, we will continue our driving towards Santander, but doing another short stop in the viewpoint of “La Braguía” from where you will enjoy the beautiful views over the Pasiego Valeys and Vega de Pas.


  • Tour leader/ driver
  • Pick up/drop off at your hotel in Santander
  • Private transportation in Minivan
  • Entrance fee to El Castillo cave.
  • Entrance fee to Las Monedas cave.
  • Entrance fee to the ethnological Museum of the Pasiego Villas
  • Lunch Menu
  • Liability insurance
  • Taxes


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a jacket (average temperature in the caves in of 14ºC all year)
non-slip shoes
comfortable clothes


You should be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

The caves are slick so we recommend to wear non-slip shoes
The average temperature of the cave is 14 ° C, so we highly recommend you to bring a jacket or warm clothes.

For the excursion to take place THERE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 4 PARTICIPANTS. The group will not exceed 8 participants.
The company reserves the right to cancel the excursion if the minimum group is not achieved (2 people) or if the weather conditions are not favorable. In these cases, the company will reimburse you the total amount paid or give you another option changing the tour date.

If you want to immortalize this fantastic day, you can hire our photographic service. You can book it as you book the tour or getting in touch with us.
If you wish to book this tour in exclusivity for you, you can do so by choosing the PRIVATE TOUR option in the main menu box. Private tours give you the possibility of choosing the date to do it.

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