The north of Spain has several Neolithic caves, the most famous being Altimara.
My friend told me you need to book almost a year in advance for that one, and since we were free-forming this trip as we went along reserving in advance wasn’t an option.
Then we heard about the Cuevas (Caves) Tito Bustillo. It also had a reservation system but since it was October we thought we try it. Alas, they only had one spot available in the tour a couple of hours later. BUT the museum was free that day, and in a way it was probably more interesting than trying to make out obscure ancient drawings on cave walls.
Horse inscribed on bone in the Museo de las Cuevas Tito Bustillo.
A photo of the cave drawings, the drawings have been enhanced. Al’s comment was “What an imagination these cave explorers had…”Drawings scratched on a stone.
A reproduction of a neolithic paintbrush made of horse hair.
Chipped flintstones and a carved horse bone.
It was a great day’s drive, going from Ribadeo to Canga de Onís, with stops along the way in Luarca, with its maritime walk; Aviles, trying to live up to its big art reputation; and lastly Ribadasella, with its yummy market and these nearby prehistoric Caves of Tito Bustillo.
More on our October 2014 trip to Northern Spain.