Cueva de San Ambrosio

Cueva Ambrosio

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Location: Northeast tip of Varadero peninsula, 7 km west of Casa DuPont, 4 km east of La Morla.
Open: All year Tue-Sat 10-16. [2000]
Fee: Adults USD 2. [2000]
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1961 discovered by Rivero de la Calle and Orlando Parient, two Cuban archaeologists.


The small park called Las Salinas is named after sea water salines, which are now abandoned. In the boundaries of the park are 14 archaeological sites which are freely accessible. Only the most important cave, Cueva de San Ambrosio is closed for its protection. It contains about 50 drawings dating from the pre-Columbian era, more than 500 years ago. But there are also superimposed African-style drawings, which indicate rituals held by local slaves in these caves.

In nearby caves Musulmanes-1 and Musulmanes-2 archaeologists discovered the remains of a mammal from the Jurassic (Megalognus rodens).