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La Peña Cave Interpretation Centre
Candamo (Western Asturias)
Contact Address
Palacio Valdés-Bazán. 33828 San Román (Candamo)
985 829 702
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To visit La Peña Cave (aka Candamo Cave), you must book previously by phoning the Town Hall on 985 82 80 56 (from 9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday to Friday).

  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00am-2:00pm

    Closed on Monday and during October.

    Guided visits on the hour.

    Individual: €2
    Children (under 16): €1
    Groups of adults (15+): €1.50
    Groups of children (15+): €0.60

    Free admission on Wednesday
    Guided visits on the hour.

The best interpretation of cave art.

After several years of forced closure to allow the recovery of its prehistoric paintings, La Peña Cave may now be visited by a small number of people for a short time each year, which means that the demand for visits exceeds the limited supply. The Interpretation Centre will thus help to alleviate many of these unsatisfied desires.

Via life-size 3D representations, the centre displays the main sets of existing Palaeolithic paintings and engravings in La Peña Cave and is aimed at providing better understanding, knowledge and dissemination of Asturian Palaeolithic art, specifically that found in La Peña Cave.

Valdes-Bazán Mansion is a stately country house, built in the early 17th century, located in the village of San Román. It has several rooms devoted to the activities carried out in the borough, including a public library, conference room, computer rooms and multipurpose rooms (for craft workshops, etc.).

It also houses a temporary exhibition hall and two educational displays devoted to La Peña Cave. This cave is located right in the village of San Román. Access is restricted to groups of 25 people a day during the months of July, August and the first fortnight of September; prior booking is required at Candamo Town Hall.

The cave contains paintings and engravings made during the Solutrean and Magdalenian periods (18,000-13,000 BC)

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La Peña Cave Interpretation Centre