Cueva de Sopeña

Salitre II

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Location: Village of Noja, La Cárcoba, Miera.
(43.272422, -3.742395)
Open: JAN to JUN Sat 10:30-13:30, Sun, Hol 11-13, 16-19.
JUL to AUG daily 10:30-13:30, 16-19.
SEP to DEC Sat 10:30-13:30, Sun, Hol 11-13, 16-19.
Fee: Adults EUR 2,50, Children EUR 1,50. [2005]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave SubterraneaPainted Cave Replica
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours:  
Address: Cueva de Sopeña, Barrio Solana, 1145, 39723, Tel: +34-942-539819, Tel: +34-628-604715, Fax: +34-942-539840.
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09-APR-2004 opened to the public.


The main attraction of Cueva de Sopeña is a replica of the interior of another cave: nearby Cueva del Salitre, which was closed to the public in order to protect its palaeolithic deposits and paintings. That's why it is also called Salitre II. A cave replica in a real caves.

Cueva del Salitre contains remains covering the Middle to early Upper Palaeolithic Transition. This is the time when Neandertal occupation ended and early modern human appeared. Probably this cave contains the answer, why early humans replaced Neanderthals in Europe. The archaeological excavations are going on.