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El Conde or El Fornu Cave
Santo Adriano (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
33115 Tuñon
637 061 610
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  • Visits on Sunday at 10:30am and 12:30pm

    Groups by prior arrangement all year round (maximum 15 people)


    General: €8

    Children between 4 and 14, large families and over-65s: €4

    €5 per person (about one hour)
    €8 if you visit the two sites (about two and a half hours)

A rock shelter with some of the oldest art forms of humanity.

Abundant lithic industry was discovered in this rock shelter -tools made by prehistoric man- belonging to two species of human ancestors, Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons, as well as other archaeological remains, such as animal bones (rhinoceros, mammoth, bison, chamois, goat, etc.).

Some of the oldest art forms of humanity are also found on its walls: a set of non-figurative engravings belonging to the Aurignacian culture (more or less 30,000 years before the present).

El Conde Cave certainly contains in its strata the greatest mystery in recent prehistoric research, namely the coexistence of the last two human species who fought to adapt to the rigours of the European glacial climate: Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons.

El Conde or El Fornu Cave