Altamira (cave)

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A bison from Altamira cave, in Spain, about 16.000 years old

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.

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Coordinates: 43°22′57″N, 4°6′58″W

This article is about a World Heritage Site