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Altamira Cave Replica

With its ceiling full of impressive prehistoric paintings, Altamira Cave has been compared to the Sistine Chapel. Though access to the the cave, located in the Cantabria region of northern Spain, is extremely limited, a replica of is tucked away in a museum in the Spanish capital.

You can find reproductions of the cave and its artwork in several places. Best-known is the neocueva (neo-cave), which can be found at the National Museum and Research Center of Altamira. Another is located the garden of the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid, where visitors can admire a selection of the animals that were painted in Altamira cave between 35,000 and 13,000 years ago.


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