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Altamira cave
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Location Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
Part of Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
Criteria Cultural: (iii), (i)
Inscription 1985 (9th Session)
Extensions 2008
Buffer zone 16 ha (0.062 sq mi)
Bisonte de Altamira
A bison from Altamira cave, in Spain, about 16.000 years old

Altamira (Spanish for 'high view') is a cave in Spain famous for its Upper Paleolithic cave paintings featuring drawings and coloured paintings of wild mammals and human hands. It is located near the town of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, Spain, 30 km west of the city of Santander. The cave with its paintings has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The cave is approximately 300 meters long

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