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La Loja Cave
Peñamellera Baja (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
33579 El Mazo
985 414 417 / 676 128 176

Paleolithic cave paintings from the Magdalenian culture.

  • Open during Easter (19th to 28th Mars) and the summer

    Tickets are on sale in the Skittles Museum from 10:30am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm

    Tours of the cave at 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm

    Prior booking required.



The first cave containing Paleolithic art discovered in Asturias.

La Loja Cave is located on a rocky escarpment overlooking the valley on the banks of the River Deva.

The cave is not known for its large size or its geological complexity. It is basically a ledge overlooking the river, behind which there is an entrance leading to a long gallery, narrow at some points, that disappears into the depths of the earth before resurfacing again.

La Loja Cave was reported as a prehistoric site in 1914, its Magdalenian archaeological deposits subsequently being reported in 1929 by the Count of La Vega del Sella. The artistic manifestations on its walls are also attributed to this same period. These comprise animalistic representations: several bovine cattle and a horse.

La Loja Cave