Altamira cave facts for kids
|UNESCO World Heritage Site
|Santillana del Mar, Cantabria, Spain
|Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain
|Cultural: (iii), (i)
|1985 (9th Session)
|16 ha (0.062 sq mi)
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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