Parque de la Prehistoria Teverga

The Prehistoric Park of Teverga - Cueva de Cuevas


Useful Information

Location: Teverga, on road AS-228.
From Oviedo/Uviéu: A-63 exit Trubia, km 9. From Trubia AS-228 towards Puerto Ventana.
From León or Asturias: AP-66 exit Villablino, CL-626, turn right on LE-481.
(43.138360, -6.076502)
Open: FEB Wed-Fri 10-14:30, Sat, Sun, Hol 10:30-18.
MAR to JUN Wed-Fri 10-17, Sat, Sun, Hol 10:30-18:30.
JUL to AUG daily 10:30-19.
SEP to OCT Wed-Fri 10-17, Sat, Sun, Hol 10:30-18:30.
NOV to DEC Wed-Fri 10-14:30, Sat, Sun, Hol 10:30-18.
Last entry 1h before closure.
Closed 24-DEC, 25-DEC, 31-DEC.
Cueva de Cuevas:
FEB to APR Sat, Sun 13:45, 17.
MAY to JUN Sat, Sun 11, 13:45, 17, 17:45.
JUL to AUG daily 11, 13:45, 17, 18.
SEP Sat, Sun 11, 13:45, 17, 17:45.
[2021]
Fee: Adults EUR 6.08, Children (4-11) EUR 3.62, Children (0-3) free, Disabled EUR 3.62, Seniors EUR 3.62.
Groups (20+): Adults EUR 3.62.
Didactic workshops: Per person EUR 2.
Reductions at Jurassic Museum of Asturias, Laboral City of Culture, Tito Bustillo Cave Art Centre.
[2021]
Classification: SubterraneaCave Replica ArchaeologyPainted Cave
Light: electric.
Dimension:  
Guided tours: Park: self guided.
Gallery: self guided, D=40min.
Audioguide (smartphone app): Español - Spanish English Français - French Deutsch - German
Cueva de Cuevas: D=25min, Max=10, Español - Spanish
Photography: allowed, no flash, no tripod.
Cueva de Cuevas: not allowed.
Accessibility: partly
Bibliography:  
Address: Parque de la Prehistoria, San Salvador de d'Alesga, s/n, 33111 - Teverga, Tel: +34-985-764-739, Fax: +34-985-764-740. E-mail:
Info: +34-902-306-600, +34-985-185-860.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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History


Description

photography
Los bisontes (the bisons), Cueva de Covaciella, Spain. Public Domain.

The Parque de la Prehistoria Teverga (Teverga Prehistory Park) is a sort of zoo with a gallery and an artificial cave. The special thing of this zoo is, that all animals are descendants of animals which lived during the Upper Palaeolithic in Europe. Przewalski horses, European bison, neo-aurochs (aurochs-derived heck cattle), deer and fallow deer, and tarpan horses can be seen. This enables visitors to observe the animals that our ancestors used to paint.

The interesting part from the viewpoint of showcaves.com are obviously the underground parts. There are three huge, modern buildings underground which contain a cave replica, a gallery, and the entrance area with shop and cafe. The entrance building is located right at the parking lot. From here a gravel road crossing the river Páramo over a new bridge, leads to the gallery.

La Galeria (The gallery) contains a collection of European Cave Art between 10.000 and 40.000 years BP on 1,000m² exhibition space. There are reproductions, copies, recreations, photographs, models and reconstructions. The replicas are very reliable to the original. The exhibits include the horses of Chauvet and the black cow of Lascaux in France. On the central ceiling is a reproduction of the Altamira bisons. Then there are replicas of the el camarín de las ciervas (the hind's parlour) in ShowcaveCueva de Covalanas (Cantabria), the gruta de los osos (bear cave) in ShowcaveCueva de Ekain (Pais Vasco), los bisontes (the bisons) of CaveCueva de Covaciella in Cabrales (Asturias), the panel de los signos (sign panel) in the CaveCueva de Llonín in Peñamellera Alta (Asturias).

Beneath the replicas of paintings there are also replicas of stone tools and figures from Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Chequia, and Russia.

Cueva de Cuevas (Cave of Caves) is a separate building. It contains three replicas and is guided like a show cave. The first section is the ShowcaveCuevo de Tito Bustillo (Tito Bustillo Cave). The Sala de los Polícromos (Polychrome Hall) is the most famous part of this cave with paintings in multiple colours and engravings. It shows tarpan horses and some reindeer with fur on their necks. The second is panel nº 4 del Salón Negro (Panel nº 4 of the Black Hall) from the ShowcaveGrotte de Niaux (France). And finally the third section is the El Camarín (The Wardrobe) from the ShowcaveCueva de La Peña.