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Santimamiñe Cave


For much of the last century, the Santimamiñe Cave was a favourite sightseeing spot in Bizkaia. Successive generations of local people explored its galleries, admiring the magnificent cave paintings and carvings.

Today, after 90 years of visits, this geological, artistic and archaeological treasure requires extensive cleaning and conservation work. However, members of the public can still enjoy a sustainable, responsible visit to the cave by means of a new presentation, part physical and part virtual.

Santimamiñe Cave

General Details

Address: Barrio Basondo. 48315. KORTEZUBI
Tel.: 94 465 16 57 / 94 465 16 60


15 April - 14 October, and from Holy Thursday to Easter Monday: 10 am - 2 pm / 3 pm - 7 pm
15 October - 14 April: 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

Guided tours
15 April - 14 October, and Holy Thursday to Easter Monday, Monday - Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 12 am, 1 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm.
15 October - 14 April, Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am, 11 am, 12 am and 1 pm
Estimated length of tour: 1 hour 30 min.

Complementary Services

Guided tours. Prior appointment required.


General: €5
Reduced: € 3,50 (under-26s, over-60s, people with disabilities, unemployed, retired people and large families)
Free: under 12s, teachers, archaeologists, guides and accredited journalists, ‘Cave Day’ (Thursday), International Museum Day (18 May), local fiestas, holders of Nagusi txartela or ICOM card.
School groups: €1 per pupil
Other groups: over 10 persons - €10 plus €1.50 per person

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