The Maltravieso Cave of Caceres
Maltravieso Cave was discovered in 1951 during a work
exploitation of limestone. An explosion exposed the
entrance to one of the rooms of the cave. When workers entered
ceramics found in the cave and then exhumed
several human skulls. These remains date from the Paleolithic ago
between 15000 and 25000 years.
Five years later, the historian and scholar of the Cave
Maltravieso, Carlos Callejo, found evidence of paintings
rock: about thirty groups representing human hands
surrounded by red pigments, black spots and animal figures
recorded with a chisel.
Maltravieso Cave is one of the few existing urban caves
Because it is located in Avenida de Cervantes. The delicate state of
Cave conservation Maltravieso prevents your visit, so
Cáceres City Council decided to establish at the foot of the cave
Interpretation Centre Maltravieso Cave. In this center,
established in 1999, you can learn how the cave and what is its
story through video projections and models.
Opening hours of Maltravieso Cave of Cáceres:
Monday to saturday: from 9h to 14h30
Sunday: from 9h15 to 14h30
Ticket price of Maltravieso Cave of Cáceres: