Our geographical position is such that we share with Cantabria and France a primitive and extraordinary artistic heritage: the first evidence of a spirituality and a capacity for graphic expression through painting or engravings that date back, in some cases, to the year 35,000 B.C.
These findings still have avenues of research to be explored, and five of these caves have been recognised as World Heritage by UNESCO. Some of them, located in the east and centre of Asturias, are equipped with attached facilities from which guided tours are organised to help visitors understand their extraordinary interest. We invite you to enter the caves that were home to those who preceded us in this natural paradise, but also to visit remarkable open-air funerary sites and soak up the magic of their beliefs and perhaps not so primitive life.
Deer. Main Panel of El Pindal Cave (Ribadedeva).
The Prehistoric Park of Teverga
If you are looking for modern facilities with an attractive, very participative programme that disseminates the art and culture of the Upper European Palaeolithic, even for children, you will find it in the Prehistoric Park, located in San Salvador d'Alesga/San Salvador de Alesga (Teverga). It presents a carefully designed exhibition for the enjoyment and education of visitors: after going through the visitor reception area, the gallery takes you back in time to discover ancient art, iconography and various artistic techniques, with faithful reproductions of paintings, as well as furniture and other artefacts. The visit ends with the so-called Cueva de las Cuevas Cave, where, in semi-darkness, the atmosphere and conditions of three impressive European ensembles of this cave art are recreated: the Tito Bustillo polychrome room, the fourth panel of the black room of Niaux (France) and the Camarín chamber of the Candamo cave.